Moses Swaibu: 'I realised I was someone who could make a difference'

16 April 2020 11:00
The former Lincoln player jailed for matchfixing has found a new calling advising young footballers on how to avoid a similar fateMoses Swaibu remembers the first time he was offered a bribe like it was yesterday. A tall and elegant central defender who had come through Crystal Palace’s youth system, the 19-year-old was taking the first steps of his senior career in League Two with Lincoln when he and two teammates were summoned to another player’s hotel room at close to midnight on an away trip.“He put money in front of us and said: ‘I want you guys to lose and that’s how much I’m willing to pay,’” Swaibu says. “It was a wad of cash worth €60,000 but we all said we weren’t interested. The next day no one who had been in the room said anything on our morning walk and it turns out we were all on the bench anyway. That was the last I heard of it. Related: Ex-Premier League footballer jailed for part in match-fixing plot Being in the cell for 23 hours a day made me realise how important it is to be humble but also how privileged I had been Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian