Two Nigerian referees have been nabbed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged match fixing scandal, after a second tier league match in Abuja,.
The match day 12 Nigeria National League game between FC Abuja and Kogi United FC ended 1-1, but after the match, two referees were picked up by the EFCC for alleged match manipulation.
The arrested referees are from the Kogi state Football Association. It was alleged that the arrested referees entered the dressing room during half time to talk with the match-day officials about the game which ended in 1-1. The two men were later picked up by the EFCC officials.
The match day officials were Centre Referee: Katsina Daniel from Benue State, Assistant Referee 1: Tyozer Thomas and Assistant Referee 2: Orgy Blessing. All from Benue State.