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The 27-year old striker plied his trade with Churchill Brothers before he was released from the club and has been implicated on match-fixing charges...

In a blow that will send shockwaves all over the country of Lebanon, former Churchill Brothers striker Akram Moghrabi has been named among two others in a match-fixing scandal, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Moghrabi along with Mahmoud al-Ali, who plays for Persiba Balipapan in Indonesia, and Ramez Dayoub who represents Selangor FA in Malaysia, were suspended by the football federation of Lebanon.

Moghrabi, who scored eight goals in the I-League for the Red Machine, had quit the Goan club citing personal reasons. Churchill's Technical Director Subash Bhowmick revealed that the striker regularly expressed that he was feeling lonely after his countryman and Churchill teammate Bilal Najjarine left for Fujairah SC in the UAE Pro-League.

Moghrabi was replaced by Afghanistan striker Balal Arezou who is on loan from Norweigian side Asker. Arezou is also the captain of the national team. An All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed to The Telegraph that Moghrabi's International Transfer Certificate (ITC) is still in the hands of the Indian FA.

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