English Premier League footballer who plays as a defender for Manchester City, Benjamin Mendy, has been charged with two more counts of rape.
Naija News recalls that the French international was in August this year remanded in prison by a British court over alleged rape and assault
The 27-year-old player is said to have committed the crimes between October 2020 and August 2021. Having learned of the player’s detestable actions, City suspended Mendy from playing for the club.
In a statement delivered to reporters on Tuesday, November 16, the Crown Prosecution Service said it had authorised Cheshire police to charge Mendy with two additional counts of rape and Louis Saha Matturie, 40, with two additional counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Naija News understands that Mendy who is now faced with six counts of rape and one of sexual assault which relates to four complainants over the age of 16, is expected to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on November 17, 2021.
In another news, the assistant captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, William Troost-Ekong, has revealed how the youth team coach at Tottenham told his mother that he would not make it as a footballer.
Troost-Ekong while sharing his experience stated that his mom was not pleased with the statement the coach made on that day.
The Super Eagles defender added that the statement of the coach that day helped him achieve what he has become today.
Troost-Ekong while speaking with Baller Talk’s Femi Ilesanmi, James Alabi and Doe E, said, “I remember one time he had a meeting with my mom, I think it was after my first year as a scholar and he was like I’m going to be really honest to my mom. Will’s miles off it and at this rate I can’t see him playing even non-league football, League Two, League One.”
Troost-Ekong said: “I felt like crying and I remember seeing my mom, my mom was upset, I’ve never seen her like that because she backed me against my dad’s will to sign for Spurs at the time.
“I came to England originally to go to school, I went to boarding school which is thoughtful, so it was already like a big deal that she did that for me, and then all of a sudden after one year, she’s hearing like this is not really working out so that was the biggest motivation.
“From that moment on, I was like Will you need to sort yourself out and that was the chip on my shoulder every time to be like I am going to show everyone, I’m going to show everyone.”