In Norway, three Footballer Jailed in Case Score Settings
Oslo – Three third division footballer Norway was among five people were sent to the local prison on Wednesday (04/29/2015), after being found guilty of embezzlement and corruption in the case of match-fixing.
Three footballer it, Drin Shala and Formose Pape Mendy from Follo, and Alban Shipshani of Asker, expressed already received the money to fix a match in the Oslo District Court.
Shala and Shipsani sentenced to eight months, while Mendy received a prison sentence of six months. All three have expressed will appeal.
In the process of running a three-week trial, also played a hidden recording of telephone conversations and details of dark meeting in Sweden – which became the location of the discussion on fixing them. This is the first trial regarding the fixing in Norway.
“This verdict sends an important message that in Norway you can not adjust the score and escape punishment,” said Secretary General of the Football Association of Norway (NFF) Kjetil Siem, as reported by Reuters.
“We are pleased the police have been addressing this matter very seriously. I also commend the club, with Follo FK as a leader thanks to the way they handle this complicated case,” he added.
Fixing case involving parties played by the club Asker and Follo at the third level competition in 2012 Norway ago.
In one of the games that raises suspicions, Follo was winning three goals without reply but eventually lost 3-4 on ostsiden. These results make Follo reported his suspicions to be fixing to NFF. Police investigations were carried out.
In another match Asker who crushed 1-7 by Frigg, and NFF also take action to delay the match between Ullensaker / Kisa and HamKam following the indications of the game is set.