Fake Togo Soccer Team Scams Bahrain

Imposters lose 3-0, but make off with cash
The mystery Togo team that played Bahrain in an international match was made up of "unidentified players and their shadowy handlers" and belonged to a "mafia group" Togo's sports minister told the AP.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Last month, Bahrain's national soccer team hosted a friendly game against Togo, notching a 3-0 victory against a surprisingly weak team. Except the team wasn't Togo's, reports the Wall Street Journal, but rather a group of imposters looking to pocket fees generated by the match. The real Togolese team was returning from an official game in Botswana. Read the full article.

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