A footballer and two businessmen have been found guilty of attempting to fix the results football matches in the English lower leagues.

Former Whitehawk FC defender Michael Boateng, 22, was convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery along with Singapore businessmen Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Ganeshan, 44, at Birmingham Crown Court.

The two businessmen were described as “central figures” in the scam to fix the results of matches in League Two and the Conference South.

Another former player of the Brighton Whitehawk football club, Hakeem Adelakun, 23, was cleared of all charges.

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