A Zambian soccer player based in Finland has been arrested for alleged involvement in match fixing, Finnish Media report.
Christopher Musonda, who plays for Finish side RoPS, was arrested by police in connection with an investigation into betting irregularities on February 23 this year on a match involving his club and Tampere United that ended in 1-1- draw, the paper said.
The club’s chief executive officer, Antti Hietakangas, who confirmed the incident, said the police took the player for questioning.
His coach John Allen said the club did not know the reasons why he was being questioned.
The player, who played for the Zambia Under-23 national soccer team at the 2007 All Africa Games in Algeria, joined the Finish side in 2009.
According to reports, the player’s future at the club could be in doubt if he was found guilty.
Other Zambian players playing for the same club includes Nchimunya Mweetwa and Francis Kasonde, who each scored a goal during the team’s 2-1 win over KuPS on Wednesday.