Dickson Etuhu, a former member of the Super Eagle, has been handed a ban from all football activities in Sweden.
His ban is valid for five years and it was handed to him it was revealed that he was involved in a match-fixing scandal.
Now 37, Dickson Etuhu was accused of offering a bribe to his former AIK Stockholm team-mate Kenny Stamatopoulos to fix a game against Gothenburg in May 2017.
Stamatopoulos who was the second choice goalie was reportedly offered around £180,000 by Etuhu to under-perform after an injury to the club’s first choice.
He was later found guilty of attempting to fix a match between IFK Gothenburg and AIK in 2017 in November 2019, however, he was fined and ordered to serve a period of probation but avoided a prison sentence.
The Swedish Football Association has now taken action to ban the 37-year-old Etuhu and the former IFK Rössjöholm player Alban Jusufi for “deliberately trying to persuade an Allsvenskan player to underperform in one of their team’s matches”.
A statement by Swedish football governing body reads;
“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.”