Nepali footballers match-fixing;
The chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Asian Football Federation on 15 October 2015 suspended five Nepalese related to match-fixing. Gorkhali’s football team captain Sagar Thapa, deputy captain Sandip Rai, goalkeeper Ritesh Thapa, defender Bikash Singh Chetri and coach Anjan KC were arrested on charges of match-fixing in an international competition that Nepal football team played. Physiotherapist of national team Dejib Thapa was also accused of fixing.
The head of the MPCD, SSP Sarbendra Khanal, said that the arrests were made after complaints and reports were received. Five players were involved in match fixing of national and international competitions. SSP Khanal said: “They are accused of making money by quickly playing match-fixing matches with domestic and international gamblers and fixed persons, and undermining the faith of fans and compatriots.”
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The AFC’s decision was made after FIFA banned ANFA Chairman Ganesh Thapa for ten years and imposed a fine of US$21,000 for corruption and a series of misconduct in the 2010 and 2012 world governing body elections.
Later, the Asian Football Federation banned four Nepalese football players and one official from participating in the game for life. According to Nepal police, from 2008 to 2014, they were responsible for the arrangement of international competitions and obtained huge returns.
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