Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Malaysia's Chow found guilty of bribing in Singapore

The former coach of Malaysia's national football team has been convicted of match-fixing in Singapore. Chow Kwai Lam was found guilty of attempting to bribe the Paya Lebar Punggol FC goalkeeper up to S$300 (US$197) plus a further undisclosed sum to let in goals in a June 2005 S.League match. Sentencing was set for 10 April and he faces a maximum S$100,000 (US$66,000) fine and a five-year jail term. Chow, who resigned from Paya Lebar Punggol in May 2005, coached Kuala Lumpur to victory in three Malaysia Cup finals in the country's M-League from 1987 to 1989.

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