Nigeria implicated in match-fixing


Chris Eaton, the former head of security at Fifa has alleged in an interview with Channel 4 News, that the Group B match between Nigeria and Greece at the last World Cup was investigated for suspected match-fixing.

In the said game, Nigeria were 1-0 up when Sani Kaita was sent off in the 33rd minute for kicking Vasilis Torosidis after both players had briefly tangled as they tried to win the ball.

Nigeria eventually lost the game as Greece came from behind to win the game 2-1, help in no small measure by the one-man advantage.

Although Fifa have denied ever investigating any games from the tournament, the comments by Chris Eaton has fuelled suspicion that match-fixing and corruption are rife in international football.