By Chris Wright
FIFA have confirmed that they are investigating allegations that a ‘fake’ Togo team turned up to play in a friendly against Bahrain last Tuesday.
Bahrain eventually ran out 3-0 winners, but head coach Josef Hickersberger was left dumbstruck by the awful quality of his opponents – describing the encounter as ‘boring’ and ‘a waste of time’.
However, it now turns out that the team which turned up to play against Bahrain were not the official Togolese national side.
Togo sports minister Christophe Chao told Jeune Afrique;
“Nobody has ever been informed of such a game. We will conduct investigations to uncover all those involved in this case.”