Match-fixing, Betting Scandal By Players Hits Enyimba FC
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Nigeria’s most successful premier league club side, Enyimba International Football Club of Aba, Abia State have been hit with betting and match-fixing scandal by the players, bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Former Black Stars of Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda who made the revelation, dropped a bombshell on why he left Enyimba on Friday.
The outspoken net minder joined the People’s Elephants in 2016 and played 26 matches for them in all competitions.
Dauda, 37, alleged that betting issues made him leave the club in an interview with Angel TV.
“There’s one particular reason why I finally decided to leave Enyimba FC. It’s all because of betting,” the Okwawu United product remarked.
“Betting can completely destroy football. You know Nigeria is a big country. Sometimes, we can be on the road for two days traveling for an away game.
“We will go and lose a game but when we come on the bus, you’ll see some players happy. You’ll see some players pressing their phones, checking score lines of other league games,” he continued.
“I later got to find out from one of our guys that some of the players in the team were betting on our matches. They were fixing games. It was shocking. It was the reason I decided to leave because I can’t be part of this and it was a waste of time playing in games when some people have already planned the outcome,” Dauda concluded.
The 37-year-old lists Ashanti Gold, Orlando Pirates, Chippa United and Legon Cities FC as his former clubs.