Malaysian goalkeeper probed over match-fixing
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A top Malaysian goalkeeper could be facing heavy punishment after officials opened a probe into alleged match-fixing over an own goal that incensed his manager.
Terengganu goalkeeper Sharbinee Allawee Ramli has been questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over Saturday's incident, when he clawed a high ball from a corner into his own net in the 1-1 Malaysia Cup draw with Kedah.
Sharbinee was substituted by English coach Peter Butler, who shoved the player as he left the field and later questioned his honesty. Sharbinee has denied any wrongdoing, and welcomed the investigation as a way to clear his name.
"It pains me to show my face in public whenever I bungle in a match but it hurts even more now when people accuse me of being corrupt," he told local media.