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The Nigerian striker is now free of match fixing charges that led to him leaving Turkey for Russia

Fit-again Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike has had his name cleared of match fixing allegations in his time with Karabukspor of Turkey.

Reports from Turkey said a court in Istanbul acquitted Emenike because of ‘lack of credible evidence’. Emenike had been charged along with some Fenerbahce officials.

The Spartak Moscow striker was alleged to have refused to play a game against Fenerbahce in 2011 when he was a player with Karabukspor because of an injury. The claim alleged that he was promised a move to Fenerbahce, which happened that summer.

Emenike has all along denied the accusations, saying he had a doctor’s report to prove the injury.

Emenike transferred to Fenerbahce but did not play a single match for the Turkish before been transferred to Spartak Moscow for $13 million.

Emenike was arrested by the police for match-fixing allegations on July 7, 2011, but after questioning was released.

The Nigerian striker who won the highest goal scorer award at the last Nations Cup in February has just remained to full training with Spartak and is line for a return to the pitch on Saturday when Spartak face Anzhi Makhachkala.

He has scored five goals in 15 matches in an injury-disrupted season.

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