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Football: Match-fixing suspects sacked by English football club

Published on Dec 7, 2013 7:58 PM

LONDON (AFP) - An English non-league club on Saturday announced that it had sacked two of their players after they were charged over match-fixing allegations.

Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, were charged this week with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law following an investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency.

The pair's club, Whitehawk FC, from the southern English coastal town of Brighton, said that the two men had been "dismissed with immediate effect" after an emergency board meeting.

In a statement, the club, which plays in the sixth tier of English football, said: "The club was aware that these two players, namely Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, were being investigated last week, at which time the club took immediate steps to suspend them pending the outcome of investigation by the police.

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