Nigeria international Dickson Etuhu is being investigated by the Swedish authorities over allegations that he attempted to influence the outcome of a match in Sweden.
Red flags were raised by AIK goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos when he claimed that he was offered a large sum of money, thought to be in the region of £180,000, by a former teammate to throw the game between Gothenburg and AIK in May.
And as a result, the Swedish Football Federation had to postpone the match.
Etuhu has been interviewed by detectives working for a special unit set up in Sweden to investigate sports-related organised crime, and he could be charged in the next four weeks if he is found guilty.
”It was a mixture of money and concrete threats, special circumstances that convinced me we cannot play this match,” Swedish FA’s secretary general Hakan Sjostrand told reporters.
“We needed to protect this goalkeeper – what would happen if he made a mistake.”
Former Manchester City, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn midfielder Etuhu joined AIK in 2015 and ran out of contract with the Allsvenskan club in December 2016.