Friday, 12 April 2013

Peter Rufai, Ex Super Eagles Goal Keeper Risks Going to Jail Over 200,000 Euro

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and 1994 African Nations Cup gold medallist, Peter Rufai worked very hard to be in form and maintained good name.
He was in goal for Nigeria’s senior national team for over a decade, and kept goal for numerous European clubs such as K.S.C Lokeren, K.S.K Beveren (both of Belgium) and Deportivo de La Coruna of Spain.

But Rufai, fondly called Dodo Mayana, may have run into trouble if reports reaching us are anything to go by. A Ghana-based website, reports that Rufai allegedly diverted the sum of 200,000 euro that was put in his hand by the Nigerian Community in Belgium and ran to Nigeria last year.

The report claims that the Belgian government has an arrangement in place for ethnic groups and nationals of other countries in Belgium are given financial supports every quarter.

The report further claims that “last year, the Nigerian Community Football Club, an outfit managed by the ex-international and in division four of the Belgian League, received 200,000 euro (about N44 million) from the Belgian authority to prosecute the club’s programmes. Others like Ghana, Sierra Leon were also beneficiaries.

But while others used the money as specified that of Nigeria was diverted by the manager, Rufai who left with it to Nigeria since last year and has not returned.”

Our reporter gathered that Dodo Mayana as he is fondly called in Nigeria risks being jailed for three or six months if he returned to Belgium.

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