Turkish Football Federation (TFF) is going to send its own Vice President Göksel Gümüsdağ to the board of discipline, whose name appears in various match fixing case documents both in Turkey and abroad.
Istanbul / Turkey – If TFF Board of Discipline should find Göksel Gümüşdağ guilty of charges in various match fixing issues, he will be the first vice president of TFF to get any suspensions and penalties. He can be deprived of his rights for 1-3 years at the Turkish Football Federation.
Göksel Gümüşdağ’s name appears in many documents of match fixing case that have shaken the Football crazed nation of Turkey. Göksel Gümüşdağ was the former chairman of Turkish Super League side Istanbul B.B., the team is sponsored by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. He is accused for rigging İstanbul B. B. games vs defending champions Fenerbahce games in favour of Fenerbahce with ‘direct’ orders from the -now- imprisoned Fenerbahce chairman Aziz Yıldırım.
Göksel Gümüsdag had testified in the match fixing investigation last November, had been detained then released. His name appears not only in Turkish match rigging files also on international match fixing cases. His name is on documents sent to an Istanbul court from the attorney general’s office in Bochum.
Göksel Gümüsdag is a relative to Emine Erdogan, the wife of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
A total of 93 officials and players are listed as suspects in the Turkey’s biggest match fixing case, including several key names in Turkish football such as Fenerbahçe Chairman Aziz Yıldırım, TFF Vice Chairman Göksel Gümüşdağ, former TFF Chairman Mahmut Özgener, Trabzonspor Chairman Sadri Şener and Beşiktaş board member Serdal Adalı, who was released last month from prison.