By Shalkur Mamdam
Super Eagles striker, Ike Uche has been fingered in a match-fixing scandal, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo. Uche’s club then Real Zaragoza beat Levante 2-1 on the final day of the 2010/11 season to avoid relegation, while Levante and Deportivo La Coruna were demoted as a result.
Atletico Madrid captain, Gabi, who scored Zara-goza’s two goals on that fateful day, confessed to a judge yesterday he was aware the match was fixed.
“I just did what the club asked me to do,” the 29-year-old midfielder simply said in court, according to El Mundo.
It was suspected that Levante players were paid to lose the match. And the spotlight of this trial had fallen on Agapito Iglesias, the then owner of Zaragoza, Leonardo Ponzio, Leo Franco and Uche, according to El Mundo.