Fenerbahce in the limelight for all the wrong reasons

Match-fixing scandal continues to rock Turkish league leaders Fenerbahce as a Turkish court formally charged a further 15 suspects on Thursday for alleged match-fixing.

According to reports, Turkish police have rounded up 60 suspects in raids at homes and club premises on suspicion of manipulating games in the Turkish league last season. Investigators obtained evidence of cheating and bribery involving 19 first and second division games

On Thursday the court in Istanbul arraigned 15 more suspects, including senior Fenerbahce officials, increasing the number of suspects in jail pending trial to 22.

It is claimed the court also issued a warrant for the Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim, who newspaper reports say is suspected of bribing rival teams’ players to play badly.

The club could lose their league title just like Italian club Juventus, who were stripped of their 2005 and 2006 Italian league titles over a similar scandal.

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