M'sia Cup final Kedah players probed for bribery

Written by: J.R. | 12 Nov 2017 11:31
Several Kedah players are under probe for alleged match fixing. ESPN pic
Written by:
12 Nov 2017 11:31

Bribery allegations in Malaysian football have reared its ugly head again, and this time it involves the Kedah players who lost the Malaysia Cup final to JDT last weekend. 

It now appears several members of that final squad had been summoned by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) recently over alleged match-fixing during the final at the Shah Alam stadium on Nov 4.

According to Bernama, these players have had their statements recorded by MACC officers. 

Without divulging further details, Kedah Football Association (KFA) president Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said he welcomed the action taken by the commission to facilitate investigation into the issue.

“I was informed that MACC had summoned several players but I am not aware of what they were being questioned for...I consider it a normal thing and they (MACC) has the right to call them for an investigation.

“We in KFA did not make the allegations, the netizens did but how many people have been called up I don’t have the information,” he told reporters after the Kedah MB Chillex event with social media partners and social media followers at the menteri besar’s residence in Seri Mentaloon here today.

Previously claims that seven players of the Kedah squad had been bribed RM200,000 per person during the game went viral on social media.

Hence Kedah Menteri Besar Ahmad Bashah hoped that the issue which went viral on social media could be resolved as soon as possible to safeguard the image of the association and rectify the negative perception of football fans and supporters in the state.

He also urged any players with evidence of the alleged bribery to lodge a report with MACC.

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