Singapore revokes citizenship of ‘football match-fixer’


Singapore Thursday revoked the citizenship of a Malian-born footballer for allegedly being a member of a global match-fixing syndicate, authorities and reports said.

Local media said Gaye Alassane, who played with a local club, was first detained in 2013 as part of a sweeping crackdown on match-fixing groups amid allegations that Singapore had become a hub for the illicit practice.

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Announcing the latest move, the interior ministry said it had stripped citizenship from a 43-year-old who was an “active and trusted member” of a major syndicate which operated out of the Southeast…

Source – Citizen TV