Chiefs warn of football fraudsters
Posted: 18 May 2018 Time: 05:11 pm
Kaizer Chiefs have distanced themselves from individuals offering trials at a cost.
The Glamour Boys have denied any involvement in an apparent scam of an individual purporting to represent the club in offering trials to aspiring footballers at a fee of R2500.
The club issued a statement on Friday to warn members of the public against the fraudulent dealings and have threatened legal action against the perpetrators.
"Kaizer Chiefs would like to warn the public once more about the problem of fraudulent soccer trials that continues to rear its ugly head," read the statement.
"We have been alerted to a scam where a gentleman who purports to be representing the club, has been offering so-called 'Kaizer Chiefs' trials for a fee of R2500.
"The club has not issued any official communiqué or advertisement for trials or academies.
"We are attending to this as a matter of urgency. We will be involving the law enforcement agencies to take the necessary action.
"We strongly warn the public not to fall victim to these acts of crime.
"It is unfortunate that these acts will escalate during the school holiday period targeting desperate, hopeful soccer stars.
"The club will communicate officially through its channels if there are trials to be held.
"If there are questions about trials or acadmies, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 011 941 1465."