Bulgarian clubs fined over match-fixing activities

Bulgarian football clubs Marek Dupnitsa and Haskovo have been issued fines by the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) for their part in match-fixing activities in the country.

According to various reports, the BFU’s disciplinary committee ordered Marek Dupnitsa to pay a fine of BGN210,000 (€105,000/$116,100), while Haskovo’s fine was much lower at just BGN10,000.

The ruling, made in collaboration with European football’s governing body Uefa, comes after an investigation found that Marek Dupnitsa players had taken part in as many as nine fixed matches in the Bulgarian A top-tier club competition.

Both clubs were actually relegated from the top division and are yet to receive a licence to play in the 2015-16 season due to financial troubles.

With both teams now set to play in the Bulgarian amateur leagues, neither club will be made to pay the fines immediately.

The ruling marks the second occasion that Marek Dupnitsa has been fined for match-fixing activities, following an earlier incident in October last year.

source : www.igamingbusiness.com

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