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Football coach remanded for paying players to lose match

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.

The MACC started a probe after an individual who suspected that the match may have been fixed lodged a report over the incident.
Source: The star online news

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