Duo on match-fixing charge

  • Last Updated: December 6 2013, 9:09 GMT

Two footballers from Whitehawk FC, a Conference South team in Brighton, have been charged over match-fixing allegations, the National Crime Agency said.

Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22 and from the Croydon area of south London, were charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law.

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 two men have been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on December 11.

Boateng and Adelakun are the third and fourth people charged in connection with the investigation into an alleged international illegal betting syndicate.

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