Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been cleared by a Swedish court of accusation of attempting to fix result of a game.
Ex-teammate of the former Fulham player had said he approached him to help fix a league game between IFK Gothenburg and his former side, Stockholm’s AIK in Swedish back in 2017.
The Nigerian was said to have tried to bribe his former AIK teammate goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos to influence the result of the game.
But a district court in Stockholm, which heard further explanation from Etuhu and Stamatopoulos last week, said there was not enough evidence to back Stamatopoulos’s claim.
“The question in the case has been to fairly accurately determine what was said at the restaurant and then judge it legally,” Judge Carl Rosenmuller said.
“Words have been against words and the accused have completely denied that they proposed any match fix.
“Despite this, it is clear that there has been a close proximity to the goalkeeper, especially from one of the defendants, as well as the fact that this approach concerned match-fixing of the upcoming match between AIK and IFK Göteborg.
“However, it has not been proven in the case that during the conversation it has been sufficiently concrete to reach a criminal offense.”