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Match fixing investigation: Two more charged

  • 5 December 2013
  • From the section UK
National Crime Agency vehicle
Image caption The National Crime Agency is investigating fixing claims

Two non-league footballers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of an investigation into match-fixing in the UK.

Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, play for Whitehawk FC, based in Brighton, in the Conference South.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been investigating an alleged international betting syndicate.

Two other men, one Singaporean and the other with dual UK-Singapore nationality were charged last month.

An NCA spokesman said: "The Crown Prosecution Service's Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges."

The pair have been bailed and are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 11 December.

Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan remain in custody after being charged on 28 November.

The Conference South division is effectively the sixth tier of English football.