Ex-football star in meat truck hijack scandal
Former Moroka Swallows attacking midfielder Alfred Phiri, who is popularly known as Maimane Phiri is about to have his reputation tainted and damaged.
The former Moroka Swallows attacking midfielder turned business owner has been caught in a web after suspects who are linked to a hijacking were arrested at his place of business.
What’s the story?
On Tuesday evening, the Daily Sun reported that a veteran footballer who has since been identified as former Moroka Swallows attacking midfielder Maimane Phiri is caught in a web after three suspects who were allegedly involved in the hijacking of three Morgan Beef trucks were arrested at his butchery in 4th avenue, in Alexandra.
In addition, it is further reported that the three suspects who hijacked and stole meat from these trucks of which some was found inside Maimane Phiri’s butchery were also in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition when they were arrested.
According to different reports, it is reported that the former Moroka Swallows attacking midfielder has revealed that he was not aware that the meat was stolen and that the suspects only asked for storage.
Did you know?
Former Moroka Swallows attacking midfielder Maimane Phiri who enjoyed two successful spells at the club is largely considered as one of the best South African exploits across European shores given the fact that he plied his trade in 3 different teams abroad between 1996 and 2002.
According to his player profile on German website 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘵, the 49 year old Alexandra born retired footballer turned business owner enjoyed a 5 year spell at Turkish side Genclerbirligi between 1996 and 2001 including a 1 year loan spell at Turkish side Vanspor in the 1997/98 season.
In addition, the former Moroka Swallows attacking midfielder also had a one year spell at Turkish side Swamsunspor between 2001 and 2002 before returning to South Africa where he re-joined Jomo Cosmos.