Several Chinese soccer officials detained on match-fixing charges

January 28th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Beijing, Jan. 28 (ANI): Several high-ranking officials of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have been detained amid probe into match-fixing in soccer games, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Wednesday.

Nan Yong and Yang Yimin, vice chairmen of the Chinese Football Association, and Zhang Jianqiang, former director of the association’s referee committee, were detained according to the law, Xinhua news quoted the MPS, as saying.

Investigations have revealed that Fan Guangming, an official with the CFA, had been involved in manipulating several domestic A-level league games in 2006 through bribing soccer players, the MPS said.

Since 2009, several soccer officials have been reportedly detained for their involvement in gambling and match-fixing in soccer games.

This has urged China’s sports authority to reshuffle the leadership of CFA quickly. Director of the government’s soccer administrative center has also been changed. (ANI)

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