Former County player charged with match-fixing

FORMER Newport County AFC player Michael Boateng is one of two footballers charged over match-fixing allegations, the National Crime Agency said.

Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22 and from the Croydon area of south London and both now at Conference South team Whitehawk FC in Brighton, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law.

An NCA spokesman said: "The Crown Prosecution Service's Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges."

The two men have been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on December 11.

Boateng and Adelakun are the third and fourth people charged in connection with the investigation into an alleged international illegal betting syndicate.

Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan were charged on November 28 and remain in custody.

Defender Boateng arrived at Rodney Parade in March this year and was released in May before the Exiles won promotion to League Two via the Conference play-off final.

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