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NFF REQUESTS DETAILS ON EMENIKE'S DETENTION

By NBF News
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has written to its Turkish counterpart to furnish it with the full details of the issues leading to the arrest and detention of Nigerian international player, Emmanuel Emenike.

Emenike was reported to have been arrested and detained in Turkey, where he plays professionally, over allegations of match-fixing made against various categories of persons in Turkish football.

In a letter dated July 4, and signed by NFF's Acting General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu, the NFF wrote:

'Our attention has been drawn to a report by Dogan News Agency of Turkey (and which has been widely publicised by the media across the world) concerning the arrest and detention of several persons in Turkish football, including our international player, Emmanuel Emenike, over allegations of soccer match-fixing.

'The report also said that police in Turkey are investigating the possible fixing of a final week match between Fenerbahce and Sivasspor, which ended in a 4-3 victory for the Istanbul club and helped it claim the league title.

'While we do not intend to, in any way, prejudice police investigations into this matter as we regard match-fixing and other cheating methods in football with disdain, we, however, request for the full details of the issues leading to the arrest and detention of our international player, Emmanuel Emenike. We equally note that Emmanuel Emenike only moved to Fenerbahce from Karabukspor at the close of last season.'