The Greek Police (EL.AS) headquarters has ordered a special inquiry into the conduct of a police director serving in Achaia prefecture, southern Greece, who was recorded speaking on the phone with one of the protagonists in the “match-fixing” and illegal betting scandal that shook the country, it was announced on Friday. According to an EL.AS statement, the police director “allegedly had spoken on the phone with one of the individuals involved in the case.”
Police sources mentioned that based on the recorded telephone call the police officer appears to be very friendly with Giorgos Tsakoyannis and asks him if his team will win the match with Thrassivoulos FC. He also suggested to him to avoid contacts with three individuals.
A day earlier, authorities had announced the names of 15 people suspected of “fixing” matches in the Greek first division “Super League” football championship, including Kavala FC owner Makis Psomiadis, Olympiacos Volos top executive Achilleas Beos and coach Yiannis Papacostas. The case first surfaced after the European football federation UEFA uncovered irregular betting patterns involving first- and second-division club matches.