Levante ‘will assist authorities’

Levante have released a statement promising to help appropriate authorities in clarifying reported allegations of match fixing made against them.

Los Granotes have been implicated this week by reports in Spain that suggest the Spanish Football League (LFP) and Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) have passed on information to the Anti-corruption Office to investigate any signs that their game at home to Deportivo in mid-April was fixed.

“Following recent media reports about alleged irregularities in the League match of round 31, Levante-Deportivo, the board of directors met today and will make everything available to all institutions that have been cited in these reports (the LFP and AFE) and also to the Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] and of course to the courts, to help and assist in the clarification of any research that is occurring or could eventually be produced,” the club has responded in a statement released.

“Levante is an institution that ensures fair play and fights for full transparency in the game. The board believes in the professionalism and integrity of all the players in the first team, who have been involved in major sporting achievements in our history.

“The club appeals to its fans to hold together, support the team and organisation to strengthen its image and, above all, achieve the objective of survival in La Primera Division.

“The board of directors, in exercising its responsibility, will take appropriate action to defend the prestige of our Levante.”

Tags AFE Anti-corruption Office Deportivo LFP