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Football: Singaporeans found guilty of match-fixing in UK

Two Singaporean businessmen and a footballer were found guilty on Tuesday of involvement in a match-fixing conspiracy targeting English lower league games.

LONDON: Two Singaporean businessmen and a footballer were found guilty on Tuesday of involvement in a match-fixing conspiracy targeting English lower league games.

Businessmen Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Ganeshan, 44, were convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery, by a unanimous jury decision at Birmingham Crown Court in central England.

Michael Boateng, 22, a former defender with sixth-tier side Whitehawk FC, was also convicted of the same offence.

Jurors cleared fellow former Whitehawk player Hakeem Adelakun of the same charge.

They are still considering a verdict on Moses Swaibu, who also played for the Brighton-based team.

He is accused of a single count of conspiracy to offer, promise or give a financial advantage to other persons.

All the defendants denied all the charges against them.

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