Brentford owner Matthew Benham has called for an anti-corruption body to be set up in light of allegations of match-fixing in football.

Benham, who has made millions through his gambling company Smartodds, has voiced his concerns with two former Bees players being investigated by the National Crime Agency.

Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell, who scored 10 goals in 28 games during a six-month spell at Griffin Park, and Sam Sodje, who featured 100 times, were both arrested after Sodje allegedly told a reporter he could arrange for players to be booked or sent off in exchange for cash.

Bees chief Benham said via his Twitter account: "Hopefully revelations of last few weeks will finally make the authorities act - the FA, police, government.

"[The] problem has been around for well over 10 years, and almost nothing has been done up to now but that should change.

"Fifa spent about fifty times as much on the World Cup draw as they do on fighting fixing annually!

Under scrutiny: Former Bee Sam Sodje
 

"There should be a separate anti-fixing and anti-corruption body, like we have WADA for anti doping. [We] can't leave it to associations alone.

"Luckily there are many simple steps that can be taken, as long as you stop pretending that there isn't a problem.

"Horse racing was in denial for years, eventually faced up to the issue. If there is a dodgy odds move, for example, all participants are notified and told that they are being watched.

"Gambling companies should only be allowed to advertise in [Premier League] grounds and on shirts if they co-operate with authorities."

Former Premier League star Campbell is one of the high-profile names being investigated.

Last week, Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun were sacked by Conference South side Whitehawk FC after charges relating to match-fixing allegations.

Benham added: "It's naive to assume that all of this could only happen in the lower leagues 'because top players are paid too much'.

"The good news is that England is pretty much the cleanest country, but still, really easy steps can be taken to improve things."