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Egypt govt. to investigate national team World Cup monies

Written By: Bibian Onwugbolu in Moscow


A lawsuit, submitted to the Prosecutor General’s Office, states that “the EFA leadership misappropriated $1.8 million, allocated for Egypt’s stay at the training base in Grozny”

Egyptian Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek on Saturday ordered to launch an investigation into possible inappropriate expenditures by the country’s football association during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Erem News reported.

“The Prosecutor General tasked the Cairo Prosecutor’s Office with launching an investigation against the Egyptian Football Association and the delegation that accompanied the national team in Russia, on charges of misuse of state funds, allocated for the national team’s stay in the Chechen capital Grozny,” the news portal quoted a spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office as saying.

The lawsuit, submitted to the Prosecutor General’s Office by Egyptian attorney Muhammed al-Nimr, states that “the EFA leadership misappropriated $1.8 million, allocated for Egypt’s stay at the training base in Grozny.”

“At the same time, no fees were charged for Egypt’s stay, thanks to the support by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov,” the document continues.

The Egyptian team lost all the three World Cup group stage games – to Uruguay (0:1), Russia (1:3) and Saudi Arabia (1:2).

 

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