Ex-Pegasus soccer players cleared of match-fixing charges

Local | 19 Apr 2018 4:36 pm

The District Court today found former Hong Kong football internationals Kwok Kin-pong and Michael Cheng and another two former Pegasus FC players not guilty of match-fixing.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption had accused the footballers of offering and taking bribes worth HK$60,000 in return for fixing three local reserve team matches in early 2016, RTHK reports.

But the judge found evidence from a key prosecution witness, footballer Wong Wai, to be suspicious, saying it was not sound enough to convict the accused beyond reasonable doubt.

The two other defendants in the case were Chan Pak-hang and Lee Ka-ho.

A co-accused, former footballer of the year Lee Wai-lim, earlier pleaded guilty to match-fixing. He is yet to be sentenced.

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