Former Sierra Leone captain, Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo, will not be prosecuted for match-fixing according to Dutch publication Omroepbrabant.nl.
The Dutch Public Prosecution Office have confirmed that the former Willen 11 defensive midfielder will not be prosecuted over an allegation of match fixing because of a lack of hard evidence.
The PPO has not been able to gather enough evidence to continue the case against Ibrahim Kargbo.
“The KNVB has killed my career”, Kargbo told footballsierraleone.net
Kargbo was banned in Holland following alleged match-fixing claims in 2016 by the Dutch Football Association, who announced that they have discovered evidence of match-fixing involving the former R.W.D.M. Brussels player.
“I have never been afraid of the outcome of the investigation. What I did in my period with Willem II puts me among the best players.”
“My lawyer now has to make sure that the KNVB clears my name and that I get compensation.”
It was alleged that in August 2009 Kargbo, while playing for Dutch top-flight side Willem II, tried to fix a match against FC Utrecht.
The former Charleroi player, who is still playing for English Non-league side Dulwich Hamlet has always denied wrongdoing.
The Dutch FA (KVNB) claimed that Kargbo was linked to well-known match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal, but according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, there is insufficient evidence.
“Even if someone confesses a murder, but this is not supported by other documentary evidence, the murder cannot be proven. One statement is not proof in criminal law,” according to the Public Prosecution Service.
Responding to the allegation – Willem II said they were “shocked and surprised” at the allegations. “We will naturally assist as much as possible with any eventual investigation in order to unearth the truth,” a club statement announced.
The retired former international was also suspended along 14 others in Sierra Leone on allegations of match-fixing the outcome of 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa which ended in a goalless draw.
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