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A third player has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into match-fixing in English non-league football, Britain's National Crime Agency announced on Friday.
LONDON: A third player has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into match-fixing in English non-league football, Britain's National Crime Agency announced on Friday.
Moses Swaibu, 24, a former Conference South footballer from the Croydon area, south of London, was charged with conspiracy to defraud.
He has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Cannock, central England, on Tuesday.
Swaibu is the fifth person and third footballer to be charged in connection with an NCA investigation into an alleged international illegal betting syndicate.
Last month footballers Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, and alleged co-conspirators Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, 43, appeared in a court in Birmingham, central England, for a brief preliminary hearing.
It is alleged the players, who have been sacked by sixth-tier club Whitehawk FC, and Sankaran and Ganeshan, both of whom hail from Singapore, conspired to influence the results of football matches.
The offences are alleged to have taken place in November last year.
The four men will return to the same court to enter pleas on March 7 next year, with a trial expected to begin in May.
In a separate inquiry, also led by the NCA -- Britain's equivalent of the FBI -- six people, including Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell, were arrested as part of an investigation into alleged spot-fixing.