Dickson Etuhu’s sentence on Wednesday by a Swedish appeal court has been appealed by his lawyer, according to BBC Sport.
The former Super Eagles player was found guilty for match-fixing. But the prosecutor said it does not believe the sentence matches the crime.
The source was quoted to say: “I think it is important that the case is tried in a higher instance,” prosecutor Johan Lindmark told local media.
“There are important questions, we need to look at the seriousness of the crime, and the punishment. The Supreme Court has to decide how seriously to look at match fixing.”
On Wednesday the Court of Appeal in Stockholm said in a release that it was clear that Etuhu and an unnamed former player tried to influence AIK keeper Kyriakos “Kenny” Stamatopoulos to fix a match in Sweden’s top division in 2017.
The 37-year-old who played for Nigeria at the African Cup of nations and at the South Africa 2010 World Cup has stated it will be appealed at the Supreme Court.