World Cup match-fixing: Nigeria submit video

World Cup match-fixing: Nigeria submit video

by Samm Audu

Saturday May 24, 2014. 09:27

Nigeria Football Federation have submitted to FIFA a video of the contentious 2010 World Cup qualifier between Kenya and Nigeria in Nairobi as part of a match-fixing probe sparked off by a convicted match-fixer.

AfricanFootball.com can exclusively report that the NFF finally sent the video of the match, which the Eagles won 3-2 after some delays in getting hold of it.

On November 14, 2009, Nigeria beat the Harambee Stars of Kenya with a brace by Obafemi Martins and a goal by Yakubu Aiyegbeni, while Mozambique upset Tunisia 1-0 for the Eagles to book their flight to South Africa 2010.

A top NFF official who is involved in this investigation told AfricanFootball.com: “The core of the match-fixer’s allegations is based on our match against Kenya in Nairobi, which we won 3-2 in Nairobi.

“After some difficulties in getting the match tape, we have finally submitted it to FIFA for them to further study.”

The official disclosed that the match tape was submitted to the world football governing body on Friday.

Wilson Raj Perumal from Singapore, who recently confessed to match-fixing charges, had said in his book that he helped the NFF in 2010 to fix a qualifying match that ensured the Eagles qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.




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