Former Norwich City midfielder Dickson Etuhu questioned by Swedish police over match-fixing, reports say

Dickson Etuhu, pictured in 2007. Picture: James Bass

Dickson Etuhu, pictured in 2007. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2007

A former Norwich City footballer has been questioned over allegations of match-fixing by police in Sweden, reports say.

Midfielder Dickson Etuhu, who also played for Manchester City, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers, has been working as an agent for the last 18 months.

According to the Times, the 35-year-old has been questioned over the Gothenburg vs AIK in the Swedish Allsvenskan in May, which was postponed after AIK goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos claimed that he had been offered £180,000 to 'under-perform' in the game.

Hakan Sjostrand, secretary general of the Swedish FA, told the newspaper: 'It was a mixture of money and concrete threats, special circumstances that convinced me that we cannot play this match.

'We needed to protect this goalkeeper - what would happen if he made a mistake. This was important for the game and the reputation of football. It is not football that creates this match-fixing problem, it is betting.'

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Etuhu is understood to have denied all allegations against him.

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