Trabzonspor president detained over match-fixing
Sunday, July 10, 2011
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish police have detained the president of Trabzonspor and a former official of the Turkish Football Federation for questioning in a growing probe into match fixing.
Police detained Trabzonspor President Sadri Sener on Monday, a day after a court charged and jailed Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim, pending trial. Fenerbahce won the title this year, edging Trabzonspor.
Police also detained former federation official Levent Kizil.
The raids come as the federation considers what, if any, measures it will take against Fenerbahce. The decision must come by Friday; the deadline for notifying UEFA of which teams will play in European competitions. Potential sanctions include stripping the club of its title and relegating it to the second division.