Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Top coach detained in football corruption

Andrzej B., former coach of first division Wisla Krakow, has been detained in connection with the ongoing investigation into widespread corruption in Polish football.

Central Anticorruption Bureau officials detained, Andrzej B. in Warsaw, Tuesday morning.

The man will be transported to Wroclaw, where he will hear as many as 89 charges leveled against him by the National Prosecutor’s Office.

Andrzej B. was already detained in March 2008, when charges of fixing matches against Korona Kielce in the season 2003/2004 were leveled against him. This was followed by the coach’s resignation in April 2008.

The investigation into the affair was launched in May 2005. Since then, over 400 charges have been leveled against over 180 coaches, referees and players.