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Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike detained for match fixing

Posted: 4 July 2011 Time: 6:47 am

Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike was among 40 people detained by Turkish police in a massive match fixing probe. 

Also arrested was Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim as part of an investigation into match-fixing allegations in the Turkish first and second divisions.   Police are reportedly investigating Fenerbahçe's matches against Eskisehirspor and their last game against Sivasspor that won them the title.   Sources from Turkey informed KickOffNigeria.com that Emenike was arrested as part of the investigation because, while still a Karabukspor player, he pulled out of a key game between Fenerbahce and his club due to injury.

Fenerbahce won the game 1-0.   He later joined the Yellow Canaries, who won the title, at the end of the season.

But in his defence, the striker also missed the match against Fener's title rivals Trabzonspor, a game that his team lost 3-0 to the title chasers.   Turkish media report that around 40 people, including officials and players from a number of clubs, have been detained following police raids across 15 cities.   Some of those arrested include Trabzonspor Deputy President Nevzat Sakar, Fenerbahçe Deputy President Sekip Mosturoglu, Giresunspor President Omer Ulku, former Diyarbakırspor Chairman Abdurrahman Yakut, Eskisehirspor coach Bulent Uygun, Adanaspor coach Levent Eris, and players Umit Karan, Serkan Calik, Serdar Kulbilge, Mehmet Yildiz, Korcan Celikay and Sezer Ozturk. 

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

no be una fault
posted: 07:01 am
Fifa is on a mission of self destruct, and i wish Blatter all d best
Anonymous
posted: 07:05 am
This is not surprising if match fixing is involved a Nigerian is likely to be involved....
Anonymous
posted: 07:10 am
Well, FIFA is out on everyone ....let's see how they fall into their own hole.
dabC
posted: 07:57 am
What has FIFA go to do with this report? *Scratching my head and thinking really hard* !?!?!
Anonymous
posted: 09:10 am
Scratch no more dabC.....Fifa has a lot to do with anything related to Football. Now , is that a clue yet???
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 am
Am wondering if the conspiracy theorist's are right, why must Nigeria(n) be linked with issues of match fixing, its like "giving a dog a bad name in order to hang it".Details of the investigations are still sketchy so lets be careful with our analysis and conclusions. It is sad when people's have their integrity & image tarnished b4 proper clarification and investigations are carried out. Lets wish emenike the best. Proudly Naija!
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 am
@musa why are you talking as an illiterate? Are the nigeria players the organizer? Or the club owner? Read very carefuly before you comment. You will see that they even said emineke did not take part in those games so there is evidence he wasn't part of the fixing if really it happened. For your information, nigeria do not fix match because we dont like such gambling. They only delay him for questioning because he was still at the club then nothing more ok. Emenike sorry for the embarrassment bro.
Anonymous
posted: 10:56 am
@Musa, what do you mean? Emenike's case is mere speculative theory. If they say he deliberately missed the Fenerbace match, so they can win, he also missed the one against Trabzonspor!
We, as Nigerians, should learn to think before commenting. Emenike is our own. They are really trying desperately to destroy his career in Turkey. Mark my words: THEY HAVE FAILED AND WILL FAIL!
Anonymous
posted: 10:59 am
@Musa, please think reasonably before you comment. Thanks.
Anonymous
posted: 11:23 am
@ask even if musa‘s comment were out of place i dont think you have the right to call him an illiterate for expressing his opinion.
Kerewa
posted: 11:37 am
come to think of it, even if he had missed only the ferner game, Is it not the club doc that declares a player fit for any match??? or did he just injure himself and declare himself unfit for the game??? These Turks has to do their homework first...
Anonymous
posted: 12:57 pm
@wake up i am not calling musa illiterate but i am only asking him why he is talking like one. Someone that is literate can not wake up and label a whole country on a negative comment simply because he/she want to earn is opinion. We came to this forum to provide, discuss, profan solution to issues.
dabC
posted: 06:16 pm
Fifa is corrupt but it is not a mafia organization and is certainly not in the business of setting up people. If you have facts to the contrary I challenge you to publish them. Nigerians all over the world should get over their paranoia and pettiness and clean up their act.
mczmusdmerciful
posted: 07:00 pm
@Musa and Wakeup: if Musa is not illiterate then something is wrong with his orientation. So he needs to be reorientated. Simple.
luise-hero
posted: 08:02 pm
some folks log in on kickoff either to find how people are grammatically sound to pick out point to agues or negative comment about there country both::@Musa and @ Wakeup:are illiterate Nigeria give una body see finish thunder go fire una dirty comment ,,the topic stated that 40 accuse personnel were arrested lol it never say Nigeria fixed matches in turkey @ask God bless u for the correction
Anonymous
posted: 01:51 am
@ furumites, Musa is not Nigerian... He is South african, he is based on kickoff S.A and comes regularly KON to look for truoble. I have been following his xenophobic comments against Nigerians for long. Ask him how S.A fixed their 2 pre world cup matches with the Niger referee, one of which S.A beat Columbia 2-0 with the Niger referee giving them 2 dubious penalties... That why Fifa demoted S.A in this month's rankings. S.A is king when it comes to Football match Fixing, they have got no Talent.
Anonymous
posted: 01:52 am
@ furumites, Musa is not Nigerian... He is South african, he is based on kickoff S.A and comes regularly KON to look for truoble. I have been following his xenophobic comments against Nigerians for long. Ask him how S.A fixed their 2 pre world cup matches with the Niger referee, one of which S.A beat Columbia 2-0 with the Niger referee giving them 2 dubious penalties... That why Fifa demoted S.A in this month's rankings. S.A is king when it comes to Football match Fixing, they have got no Talent.
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