Thousands of Fenerbahce fans shouted slogans outside a Turkish court house in support of 93 suspects, as the opening hearing into their match-fixing case began on Tuesday.
Former Fenerbahce forward Emmanuel Emenike of Nigeria, who was detained and then released without charge in July, is among 14 players charged over alleged match-fixing attempts. The Super Eagles attacker left Turkey following his release and joined Spartak Moscow without playing a game for Fenerbahce.
Emenike, who was playing for Karabukspor at the time, was reportedly promised a transfer to Fenerbahce in return for not playing in a match against the team—an allegation Karabukspor has denied. The club said Emenike was injured a week before the game and has a doctor’s certificate to prove it.