Egypt warns football players of ‘fake’ offers in Thailand’s clubs
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7/Hassan Muhammed
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CAIRO: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement Tuesday warned of “fake” offers of football agents, who claim providing travel services including air tickets and accommodation in Thailand for young Egyptian footballers, Youm7 reported.

“Egyptian Foreign Ministry consulate sector calls on the Egyptian youth to be cautious in this regard, in order not to lose their money through those phantom offers,” official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Badr Abdel Atty said in a statement.

“There are groups deceiving the youth by getting money from them and claiming to help them in playing football for clubs in Thailand and the youth will find nothing there,” Atty told The Cairo Post Tuesday. He refused to mention the number of the Egyptian youth in Thailand.

In 2011, the ministry announced that some of fake football agents provided offers to the players, via El-ahly.com, to play for Thailand clubs but the player should pay the agent US $ 1,000 to 1,500 for the accommodation. However, when the players arrived in Thailand, they realized it was a fraud, al-Arabyia reported.

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