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Former Mexican Player Says He Was Offered Money To Save Atlante From Relegation

Efraín Herrera said he was offered money to fix games.

Former Club America player Efraín Herrera has told the Mexican media that he was offered money to fix games on more than one occasion, but he never accepted.

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He revealed that he was offered money to fix matches against Atlante’s rivals in a bid to save the club from relegation from the Liga MX.

He said José Antonio García, an Atlante director, was the man responsible for offering the bribe.

“In Atlante, (Jose Antonio) Garcia offered me money once to save the team from relegation. We had to beat a team, I can’t remember which one, I was playing for America. I mentioned it to Alfredo Tena and he said: ‘There is nothing wrong with it, just ask them to give it to you in cash'” he said to Milenio.

Herrera, who played with Club America from 1985 to 1989, said that was not the only occasion; he was also offered money when he was playing for Atlas in a playoff match against Tampico Madero.

“We found out that a player from us (Atlas) had accepted the money along with another one from them (Tampico). I was offered money, but I never accepted a bribe. I should’ve made it public at the time”.

The FMF have promised a full investigation.

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