Former Togo sports minister Antoine Folly is still being held by the police following the probe into the team of imposters masquerading as Togo internationals who played in a recent friendly international against Bahrain.
“Mr Folly was arrested overnight Thursday to Friday at his home in Lome and driven to the police station. He was kept at the police station where he was questioned,” a member of Folly’s family told AFP.
Two other members of Togo FA’s caretaker committee are also to be questioned, according to sources close to the committee.
Former national coach Bana Tchanile was the man behind the fixture when he arrived in the Bahraini capital of Manama for the September 7 match with a side purporting to be the Togo national side.
Bahrain won the game, a warm-up for the West Asian Football Federation Championship, 3-0, only for it to later emerge that the side they had beaten were not in fact impostors.
Tchanile has since been banned for three years and has offered his apologies for his “mistakes”.