Nigeria: Scotland VS Nigeria - Police Probes Match-Fixing Claims

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nvestigation into claims of attempts to fix the London friendly between Scotland and Nigeria. No Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official could be reached by THISDAY to comment on the report yesterday.

According to UK's Daily Mail, officers from the National Crime Agency, which investigates serious and organised crime, have tipped off world governing body FIFA over possible attempts to rig the game.

There is no suggestion of Scotland players being involved in the potential scam. Neither is there a threat to Nigeria's pre-World Cup warm up at Fulham's Craven Cottage, where 10,000 Scotland fans are expected to attend this evening.

However, SFA Head of Security, Peter McLaughlin, has been in touch with National Crime Agency for the last three days after the agency - Britain's equivalent of the FBI - received general intelligence concerning the London clash. The SFA declined to comment Tuesday night, but confirmed they are aware of the matter. Neither would the National Crime Agency offer a public comment.

The NCA take an interest in any intelligence from gambling commission and have told FIFA they have general information from the Asian betting markets suggesting a potential scam is afoot - and hope to stop the activities in their tracks by issuing an alert. The issue is returning to the fore ahead of World Cup warm-up matches expected to be targeted by match fixers acting on behalf of illegal betting syndicates in the Far East.

There have been a series of arrests following suspected attempts to fix matches in the lower English football leagues in recent months. There have also been allegations of illicit activity in cricket.


Goal Keepers: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie Agbim, Daniel Akpeyi.

Defenders: Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Joseph Yobo, Kunle Odunlami.

Midfielders/Attackers: John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Ejike Uzoenyi, Sunday Mba, Gabriel Reuben, Nosa Igiebor, Joel Obi, Babatunde Michael

Strikers: Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Nsofor, Osaze Odemwingie, Uche Nwafor, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Michael Uchebo.


Goalkeepers: Cammy Bell, Matt Gilks, DavidMarshall, Allan McGregor.

Defenders: Christophe Berra, Gary Caldwell, Craig Forsyth, Gordon Greer, Grant Hanley, Alan Hutton, Charlie Mulgrew, Andrew Robertson, Steven Whittaker.

Midfielders: James McArthur, James Morrison, Ikechi Anya, Barry Bannan, George Boyd, Scott Brown, Craig Bryson, Chris Burke, Graham Dorrans, Darren Fletcher

Forwards: Leigh Griffiths, Shaun Maloney, Chris Martin, Ross McCormack, Steven Naismith.


Published at: 12:12 AM, 29/05/2014 (4 years ago)
Author: demmy
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