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Suspects in Francis Uzoho case released

Three people were arrested in connection with irregularities in the health certificate of Anorthosis goalkeeper Francis Uzoho have been released, CNA reported on Wednesday.

Specifically, Anorthosis’ vice-president Kyriacos Yiangou, a 36 year old woman who is involved in the issuing of health certificates and her 41 year old husband, were released late on Tuesday.

Yiangou was arrested and remanded in custody for three days on Saturday, after Uzoho reportedly told police that he was on an airplane to Cyprus when his health fitness card was being issued.

The couple was arrested on charges of charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and intervention in court proceedings.

Uzoho, 20, joined the team on loan from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna on January 31.

Then, barely 24 hours later, he made a winning debut against Apollon Limassol, but the losing club filed a protest citing irregularities in the mandatory health certificate issued to the Nigerian by Cyprus Sports Organisation (KOA).

Apollon have questioned the validity of the health card, questioning how Anorthosis were able to acquire the document in time.

Apollon claim that Uzoho arrived in Cyprus at 4:05 pm on Friday 1 February and that KOA department had already shut at 2:30 pm that same day.

A sports court will examine Apollon’s appeal on Wednesday.

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