THE Togo team that lost 3-0 to Bahrain in an exhibition last week was “completely fake,” the chairman of Togo’s interim soccer federation has said.
Seiyi Memene said the federation did not know the players that claimed to represent Togo in the match at Bahrain’s National Stadium in Riffa last Tuesday – claiming a rogue football side is impersonating the African nation.
He said: “We cannot send our players to play friendly matches abroad without the approval of FIFA.
“The players that took part in the friendly match against Bahrain were completely fake.
“We have not sent any team of footballers to Bahrain. The players are not known to us.”
Togo’s FA have launched an investigation, but as the match was not FIFA sanctioned, FIFA will no be investigating.
Any chance we could claim that wasn’t the real England at the World Cup this Summer?