Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Ethuhu, has been handed a five year ban from all Football activities in Sweden.
According to Reports, Ethuhu was accused of offering a bribe to two of his former Swedish club (AIK) teammates including reserve goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos to fix a game against Gothenburg in May
It was revealed Stamatopoulos received an offer of £180,000 to underperform in that game.
Although, Etuhu denied involvement but after a lengthy investigation, he was found guilty in November 2019.
He has now been handed a Five year ban but he avoided a prison sentence meaning he won’t be involved in any Football activities in Sweden until April 13, 2025.
Ex-striker Alban Jusufi, who retired in 2013, has also been banned.
A statement from the Swedish FA read:
“The Disciplinary Board has decided to suspend two people because they
have deliberately tried to persuade a football player to underperform in one of the team’s matches.
“Through their actions, these people have violated the anti-match fixing regulations, and they are therefore suspended for five years.
“The ban includes training, competing or performing any assignments in any sports.”
Ethuhu who is now a football agent, began his career with Manchester City Acedemy in 2002.
He also represented Norwich, Sunderland and Fulham before moving to AIK in 2015.
Ethuhu represented the Super Eagles of Nigeria between 2007-2011 making 33 appearnces for the national team.