Fenerbahce's Aziz Yildirim to formally face match-fixing charges

The Istanbul club's president has been formally charged over the Turkish match-fixing scandal, along with another 92 people involved in the sport
Prosecutors in Turkey have revealed that 93 people, including Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim, face criminal charges related to an alleged match-fixing scandal, according to Reuters.

Yildirim and over 30 other figures in the game were detained and questioned in the summer as a result of the investigation, which saw the start of the Turkish top flight delayed by a month.

14 players will be formally charged for their roles in the alleged match-fixing, including Sercan Yildirim, Umit Karan and Emmanuel Emenike who has since left Turkey to join Russian side Spartak Moscow.

Seven clubs have been named in the case which are Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Trabzonspor, Istanbul B.B, Sivasspor, Manisaspor, Mersin Idman Yurdu and Giresunspor.

The indictments will be filed at an Istanbul court on Monday, where the individuals could receive lengthy jail sentences and some clubs could be relegated in the next few weeks.

On Friday, the Turkish president Abdullah Gul vetoed legislation that was approved by parliament which would have seen the maximum jail sentence for match-fixing reduced from 12 years to three.