Turkish prosecutors recommend a 3-year jail term for Emenike

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Updated November 28, 2012

Turkish prosecutors have called for a three-year prison term for Nigerian international, Emmanuel Emenike after he was implicated for match-fixing scandal which was widespread in Turkey.

Lawyers in Istanbul accused Emenike of faking an injury to avoid playing for his then club Karabukspor against Fenerbahce in May 2011.

It was alleged that Emenike’s agent had beforehand been approached by Fenerbahce officials to arrange the player’s “injury” for the match.

The 25-year-old attacker’s case has been tried separately from a larger trial that has rocked Turkish football and which saw the president of Fenerbahce; Aziz Yildirim, sentenced to six years and three months in prison.