Ex Rovers & North End Player Appears In Stockholm Court

Dickson Etuhu Found Guilty of Attempted Match Fixing

Ex-Lancashire footballer Dickson Etuhu has today appeared in court in Stockholm accused of attempting to fix a match in Sweden’s top division in 2017. The Swedish appeals court listened to the evidence and then found Etuhu guilty of the charges.

Etuhu, who played for a number of English clubs including Manchester City, Sunderland, Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers and Fulham escaped a jail sentence but was fined and sentenced to serve probation without further details being made public.

The Court of Appeal in Stockholm said in a statement on Wednesday that it was clear that Etuhu and an unnamed former player tried to influence AIK Solna goalkeeper Kyriakos “Kenny” Stamatopoulos to fix a match in Sweden’s top division in 2017.

Etuhu, who left AIK Solna in 2016, says he will be appealing the ruling at the Supreme Court. The court responded by saying “the content of what the two men submitted to the player (Stamatopoulos) was so clear that it should be considered a criminal offer of bribe.”

Etuhu had intially been acquitted by a court last year but that was appealed by prosecutor Johan Lindmark, who told local Swedish newspaper Expressen that he was satisfied with Wednesday’s outcome. Lindmark said, “It was with satisfaction that I received the verdict today. I had appealed on the grounds that I thought the court of law would change and was not surprised when I saw the verdict.”

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