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Fraudster arrested for promising fake Dubai soccer trials

Story by Fungai Jachi

A Harare-based football academy owner who allegedly duped four young players under the pretext that they were going to Dubai for Manchester City trials has appeared in court facing charges of fraud.

Agrippa Guti, aged 35 who owns City Football Academy is alleged to have promised to facilitate trials at the English Premier League club.

It is alleged that Guti collected varying amounts of between US$900 and US$3 800 to facilitate the trials.

Further allegations are that the young players received letters of confirmation with a Manchester City Football Club logo before they left the country on the understanding that they were going for trials at the club’s training facilities in Dubai.

The court further heard that upon arrival in Dubai, Manchester City officials disowned the letters, indicating that the logo used on the letterhead was fake.

The accused was arrested after the complainants filed a police report in Zimbabwe.

Guti was remanded out of custody to the 29th of Februa

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