Tuesday 19 October 2010

The Bizarre, Sad Tale Of Togo's Fake National Soccer Team

Last month, impostors (see photo above) pretending to be Togo's national soccer team traveled 3,500 miles from West Africa to the Persian Gulf, where they played a match against the national team of Bahrain. Bahrain won easily, 3-0.

Josef Hickersberger, Bahrain's Austrian coach, noted in surprise that the Togo players were not fit enough to play 90 minutes. When word of the match traveled back to Africa, the Togolese soccer authorities were shocked. The president of Togo's soccer federation said: The players who took part in the friendly against Bahrain were completely fake. We have not sent any team of footballers to Bahrain.

(via Look At This...)

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