Malaysia football coach charged with match-fixing
A Malaysian coach has pleaded innocent to charges of
match-fixing in a domestic youth tournament.
Malaysia’s national news agency Bernama reported that Yusarman
Yusof was charged in a district court Monday with giving bribes
totaling nearly 25,000 ringgit ($8,000) to 11 players of his state
team in southern Negri Sembilan state.
Yusarman was accused of trying to get his players to allow an
opposing club to score at a match on April 21 in Malaysia’s
President’s Cup competition, which is for under-20 players.
Yusarman faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine if convicted.
The court scheduled a preliminary hearing for July 5.