Masters Security goalkeeper Bester Phiri has been arrested by the Police following allegations that he falsely got K450 000 from Mangochi based club Mpiripiri Young Movers Football Club.
Police were investigated Phiri following the claim of theft which was confirmed by Mangochi Police Station deputy spokesperson Amina Daudi.
Daudi said Phiri was arrested on Monday in Lilongwe before being transferred to Makanjira Police.
According to Police, the goalkeeper informed Makanjira based football team in January that Masters were planning to play friendly matches against the team and other clubs in the area and asked for K450 000 claiming it will be used by masters as transport.
“Makanjira officials mobilize the resources and deposited it into National Bank account belonging to Lusungu Phillip at his request,” said Police spokesperson.
Maters security failed to show up and when contacted Bester gave excuses.
Masters Security owner Alfred Gangata expressed ignorance over the arrangement to play friendly match.
Gangata said he will support their players to find the best solution.
Bester Phiri, 28, who will face a charge of theft by trick, according to police, come from Mzikubol village in traditional Authority Mtwalo, Mzimba.