Match-fixing Scandal: Moses Odjer’s Catania demoted to third tier

Moses Odjer’s team in Italy, Catania, have been relegated to Lega Pro and given a 12-point deduction for their part in a match-fixing scandal in last season’s Serie B.

The Sicilian side were also fined 150,000 euros, the FIGC said, while club president Antonio Pulvirenti was banned for five years and fined 300,000 euros.

Catania finished 15th in Serie B last season, two points above the relegation places, after a run of five wins in a row in March and April.

The matches under investigation were the wins against Avellino, Varese, Trapani, Latina and Ternana and the draw against Livorno during that period, the FIGC said.

Odjer joined Catania last summer on a five-year deal.