Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele warns against fraudster
Posted: 15 November 2017 Time: 09:31
Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele has warned coaches, especially those in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge, about a fraudster using his name to try organise trials for aspiring footballers.
Mphahlele says the fraudster is using WhatsApp to communicate with coaches in the MDC and is concerned that it could get out of hand.
Mphahlele says he does not have WhatsApp and anyone who receives messages from someone claiming to be him should ignore the texts.
'Rama' explains: “He started by calling with the MDC coach of Polokwane City, claiming to be Ramahlwe Mphahlele and then saying his cousin wants to play for Polokwane City. Then the coach said we will organise and have a look at hime. Then this guy [the fraudster] says to the Polokwane City coach ‘if you want something, don’t be shy to say and I can give you something’. That’s when the coach got suspicious. I’ve tried to call this guy, but he did not pick up and he blocked my calls.
“Today [Tuesday] at training Daniel Cardoso says ‘coach Ronny at AmaZulu says he has been speaking to you on WhatsApp’, but I don’t have WhatsApp. So this guy [the fraudster] has my picture as his profile picture on WhatsApp. I am worried because he is going to tarnish my name. He might go and do other things using my identity. I call for people to ignore this guy.”