Football coach arrested for allegedly bribing players to lose match

SEREMBAN: The chief coach of a lower-league football team from Tampin near here has been arrested for allegedly paying his players RM80 each to lose a match in November last year.

The suspect, who is in his 40s, allegedly gave each of the 18 players in the team the money to lose a match to Kuala Pilah TGI.

He was also alleged to have given RM100 each to seven officials from his team.

His team lost the match on Nov 25 at the Tampin mini stadium with am 11-2 scoreline.

Both teams were competing in the south zone Liga Bolasepak Rakyat.

It is learnt that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) started a probe after an individual who suspected that the match may have been fixed report lodged a report.

The suspect was detained by the MACC on Friday evening.