Who is Wilson Raj Perumal And why is his name so controversial especially in sports?

By: Emmanuel Alfred 

Wilson Raj Perumal is a notorious match fixer. He fixes matches for Asian betting syndicates. He has been jailed in several countries and he believes that it was his match fixing gang that turned on him and ensured that he was jailed.

Therefore, he told the police about his match fixing activities and also wrote a book about it.

He claimed that he fixed matches in the football tournament at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He also said that he helped Nigeria and Honduras to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. He said that he tried and failed to fix several English Premier League matches. He was also involved in match fixing scandals in Singapore and Finland.

Wilson Perumal was also involved in the biggest match fixing scandal to hit Zimbabwe. It is alleged that players, coaches and officials of the Zimbabwean FA were paid huge amounts of money to fix matches during the Zimbabwean national team’s tour of Asia in 2008 and 2009.

It is alleged that Samson Siasia agreed to accept bribes from him, but it is not specified whether the bribes were actually paid.




Source: Duta

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