SKorean clubs get more say after fixing scandal



SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean clubs will be given more power to run soccer in the country as part of reform after a match-fixing scandal.

K-League general secretary An Gi-Heon said the domestic game is “suffering scandals, but we are trying tirelessly to overcome the problems. Everyone may perceive many changes are necessary.”

He said “we would like to listen more to the clubs and respect the club’s voice.”

A task force from the Asian Football Confederation completed a 12-day visit to South Korea on Monday, and said the lack of a promotion-relegation system in South Korea is one area that could be addressed.

Prosecutors have indicted more than 70 soccer players, gambling brokers and others for alleged involvement in the scandal.