Former Sierra Leone national team; Leone Stars captain, Ibrahim ‘Obreh’ Kargbo has continued declaring his innocence from all match-fixing allegations against him by the Dutch Football Association and its integrity committee.
The former Willem II midfielder is facing a criminal prosecution after the Dutch FA said it had found evidence that he helped fix an Eredivisie (Dutch top tier league) match.
They also stated that Kargbo tried to fix the result of a charity match between Willem II and Sierra Leone in 2009.
However, the 33-year-old who last played for Thamesmead Town in the English non-league said never involved in any match-fixing in Holland and that he has never had a contact with Perumal
Kargbo told African Sports Media Network: “I have seen what they have as evidence against me and that particular email they claimed I exchanged with Perumal, I was not the one that sent it. I had an interview with the police last week they show me everything and those thing were not from me.”
A statement from the Dutch football body stated that the KNVB‘s integrity unit found that Kargbo had agreed to a deal to lose the FC Utrecht match by a two goal margin but Utrecht won the game 1-0. Kargbo and two team-mates allegedly stood to earn €200,000 for securing the result, but the payment was cut to €75,000 due to the failure of losing the said match by more than one goal.
Furthermore, the Dutch football authorities have also handed over case files to the international governing bodies UEFA and FIFA.