Cyprus court detains club president, referee in fixing probe

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot court on Wednesday ordered the detention of a soccer club president and a referee for eight days as police investigate allegations that the two men were involved in fixing the outcome of a second-division match.

A police investigator told the court during a custody hearing that authorities are looking into the result of a Feb. 8 match between Ayia Napa and Othellos Athienou.

According to the state-run Cyprus News Agency, police obtained an affidavit from an individual who claimed that the 39 year-old club president offered him 10,000 euros ($10,911) to help Ayia Napa win the match.

The club president, who is also a player agent, is further accused of trying to
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