Spokesperson of Karela United, Samuel Evans Enyan has responded to reports alleging that a player of the club is currently in custody for a defiling a 13-year-old girl.
Per reports, winger Philip Flamini who joined the club last season from Sekondi Hasaacas been remanded in police custody after being accused of defiling a 13-year-old girl from Edwakpole in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region on Saturday, April 29.
Speaking in an interview with West End Radio on Wednesday, spokesperson of the club, Samuel Evans Enyan confirmed the reports, stating that the club will do its best to support the player, the victim and her family.
“Yes we were informed on the day of the incident, as a club we have made several efforts to have meeting with the family, and since it was already reported to the police, we respected both the family and police in that position,” Samuel Evans Enyan said as quoted by domesticsportsgh.com.
“I think it is very sad to see our player in this state, we have been supporting him and ready to give out our support and accept any decision by the court, but we will do our best as a club to support the player, the girl and the family”.
“So since it is in the court, let’s wait and see the way forward. I humbly apologise to all the Karela fraternity for this difficult time. But the club will also do its investigation in line with police and court decision,” he added.
Samuel Evans Enyan affirmed that the situation won’t distract the club’s season.
“We don’t want this issue to distract our preparations in the league, I can assure you our players are physically strong and psychologically sounded and ready to take on Aduana Stars next Monday despite Flamini’s case,” he added.
Meanwhile, the club has suspended the player pending the conclusion of the ongoing Police investigation into the matter. The 25-year old will reappear in court on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.