Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Marvelous Nakamba's Club Brugge Head Coach Ivan Leko Arrested!

Marvelous Nakamba getting some instructions from Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko during one of their league matches.

Zimbabwe Warriors and Begian based midfielder Marvelous Nakamba's head coach at Club Brugge, Ivan Leko was arrested on Wednesday morning for allegedly involvement in financial fraud and possibly match-fixing, the Belgian media reported.

The 40-year old Croatian born manager, whose team is playing in this year's UEFA Champions League after a successful season last year, was one of several Belgian football figures arrested on Wednesday morning, a source close to the investigation said.

Clubs that were raided during the operation include, Club Brugge, Standard Liege, Anderlecht and KRC Genk. The office of the current leader of the Belgian Premier League, was also searched in the operation.

 Leko was picked alongside former director of Sporting from Charleroi, now Pro League agent Mogi Bayat, former Anderlecht coach Hereman Van Holsbeeck.

The investigation was launched at the end of 2017 after a report by the Sports Fraud Unit. It covered suspicious financial transactions within the first Belgian league, and during the investigation there were indications on the match-fixing of the 2017/2018 season.

It is not known wether Leko was taken into custody as a witness or suspect, but his arrest is a big blow for Club Brugge.


 

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