Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson has claimed that he rejected a £187,000 offer to throw a World Cup match in 2006.
The 34-year-old says that the bribe was to ensure that his country lost 2-0 to the Czech Republic in the group stage.
He admits that he considered accepting the offer, but decided against doing so following a conversation with his wife.
"In the 2006 World Cup in Germany, we were about to play Czech Republic. By then they were the second best in the world," he told a Nigerian church.
"A Ghanaian led me to some people to take a bribe and it was this woman [his wife] who delivered me and delivered Ghanaians. I was very confused and I didn't know what to do but I called her and told her.
"My wife said: 'Richard, I love you not because of your money, so don't get tempted by this offer to lose your dignity and credibility'."