Three arrested over Super Eagle’s Uzoho probe


Cypriot police on Tuesday arrested three persons in connection with a health card issued to Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

Uzoho is enmeshed in forgery scandal since his move to Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta on loan from Spain’s Deportivo La Coruna.

The 20-year-old is facing probe for allegedly falsifying the medical certificate he needed to play for Famagusta.

The health certificate was allegedly issued while the player was on board a flight to Cyprus.

The case unravelled just 24 hours after Uzoho played a leading role in a 1-0 victory over title contenders Apollon Limassol on February 2.

Following testimony from the player, Anorthosis acting president Kyriakos Yiangou, a cardiologist, was detained Saturday. He was released from police custody on Tuesday without charge.




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