SEREMBAN: The chief coach of a lower-league football team from Tampin has been remanded for five days for allegedly paying his players RM80 each to lose a match.
Magistrate Rahimah Rahim signed the remand order on Saturday following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s prosecuting officer Mohd Khairi Abdul Karim.
The suspect was represented by lawyer Nadirah Mohd Yusof from the National Legal Aid Foundation.
The 40-year-old coach, who was arrested on Friday (Jan 5), allegedly paid each of the 18 players in his team the money to lose a match to Kuala Pilah TGI in November last year.
The coach’s team and Kuala Pilah TGI both compete in the Liga Bolasepak Rakyat south zone.