Kaita slams World Cup match-fixing claims
Kaita World Cup shame
Former FIFA security chief Chris Eaton recently told Channel 4 Television that Nigeria international Kaita reported to the corruption unit concerns of match-fixing for a 2010 World Cup Group B match between Nigeria and Greece, which ended 2-1 in favour of the Greeks with Kaita sent off in the first half.
“I never spoke to any FIFA official about the game,” Kaita specially informed MTNFootball.com
“The only comments I made as regards that game had to do with my disappointment after I was sent off and they were mainly to Nigerian reporters at the tournament.”
Kaita received death threats and hate mail back in Nigeria after his 33rd minute exit for an attempted foul on a Greece player was blamed for the Eagles loss.
Nigeria surrendered their lead soon after Kaita was dismissed before Greece went ahead to record their first-ever win at the World Cup.
The defensive midfielder has not featured for his country since that incident.
FIFA have already dismissed the Channel 4 report that the match in question was investigated for match fixing.