A former South Korea goal-keeper has admitted involvement in a match-fixing scandal that has tarnished the professional K-League.
The player, now with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, admitted he engaged in match-fixing schemes last season when he was playing for Chunnam Dragons, said Ahn Gi-Heon, the league secretary general. “The goal-keeper first informed his Jeonbuk head coach Choi Kang-Hee last Friday night,” said Ahn. “After speaking with Lee Chul-Geun, general manager of Jeonbuk, we decided to hand the case over to prosecutors.” The goal-keeper, who was not identified, was briefly a back-up for the national team in 2008.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2011.