Ghanaian footballer arrested in massive Italy match fixing scandal

Ghana midfielder Francis Obeng has been arrested in a massive match fixing scandal that has engulfed his Italian third tier side Santarcangelo.

The 29-year-old is among the more than 50 people were arrested in the southern town of Catanzaro over their suspected involvement in the Italian match fixing scandal.

It is unclear the specific allegations levelled against the Tema-born powerful midfielder but the report has received wide coverage in the Italian press.

As well as one senior police officer, those detained include players and directors from around 30 clubs from Italy’s third and fourth divisions.

Catanzaro prosecutors said they had uncovered an alleged network between club presidents, coaches, players, and some management members.

Watch a news report on the 50 match fixing arrests below.

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