No More Jail Term For Former Super Eagles Player

By Ikenga Chronicles December 7, 2018

No More Jail Term For Former Super Eagles Player

It has been confirmed that former Super Eagles midfielder, Dickson Etuhu will no longer serve a six year jail term after a Swedish court found him not guilty.

Etuhu was accused of attempting to fix the result of a 2017 league match between IFK Gothenburg and his former club, Stockholm giants AIK, by bribing his former AIK teammate, goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos.

The match, which was due to be played on May 18, 2017, was subsequently postponed when Stamatopoulos informed his club about the alleged approach from Etuhu and another man, according to the pre-trial documents.

Denying the charge, Etuhu insisted that his former teammate must have misunderstood the conversation, telling Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter: “I respect everyone’s opinion, but the facts remain the same – it never happened … It’s unbelievable that an ordinary conversation with a friend can lead to something like this.”

Etuhu, 36, represented Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup and spent 14 years as a midfielder in England for Manchester City, Preston North End, Norwich, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers before moving to play in Sweden. On retirement, he embarked on a new career as a football agent.