Football: 'I will never go near any of that again,' vows former match-fixer Gaye Alassane after gaining reprieve over citizenship issue

Gaye Alassane, who had been part of a global match-fixing syndicate, was told on June 27 that he would not be deprived of his Singapore citizenship.
Gaye Alassane, who had been part of a global match-fixing syndicate, was told on June 27 that he would not be deprived of his Singapore citizenship.ST PHOTO: SHAMIR OSMAN

SINGAPORE - He weaved through the narrow corridors of the Al-Falah Mosque, slipping into one room and then the next, exchanging greetings in Arabic, English and even Malay.

Maybe it was the fact that a huge weight had been lifted off his shoulders or perhaps it was being surrounded by familiar friendly faces he volunteers with, but Gaye Alassane could not seem to wipe that broad smile off his face.

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