Police draw up charges over top league football corruption: report


Police have prepared charges against the first people in an alleged corruption scandal surrounding top Czech league football, according to the daily Hospodářske noviny. Four charges have been prepared against the goalkeeper of first division Sigma Olomouc and the manager of the then first division outfit Bohemians Prague and two players of accepting bribes. The alleged corruption took place before a game in May 2009. The Bohemians manager said in March this year that he advised players to take the cash offered saying he would contact the police later. But he did not get in touch till several months later. Olomouc, now second in the league, could face punishment for the affair this year with one possible sanction being banishment to a lower league.