Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Winful Cobbinah has rubbished reports of him been sentenced to four months in prison in Albania after being found guilty of ‘forgery of official documents’.
Earlier today, it was reported by MahamaShaibu.com that the midfielder has been found guilty of forging documents to receive Albania passport.
The Ghanaian was granted full citizenship of the south-eastern European country by President Ilir Meta, together with it came a passport that would enable him to freely move in many European countries.
A decision which was heavily criticized by Minister Edi Rama, he reportedly accused the president for forging documents to grant full citizenship to Cobbinah.
This is was on the fact that the Ghanaian has spent only two years in Albania, while it takes five years of continuous legal residence to apply for citizenship and also the Albanian citizenship to Winful Cobbinah was facilitated within eight hours.
The issue led to a clash between the President and the Prime Minister and was dragged to Court.
Cobbinah, who was at the center of the political clash was dragged to court and accused of forging documents to receive the Albania passport.
Reports earlier today suggested that the midfielder has been found guilty and sentenced to four months in prison.
The reports also indicated that despite being sentenced into prison, Cobbinah was declared a person of exemplary conduct. In spite of that, the judge commuted the sentence to 100 hours of community service.
In a new development, Winful Cobbinah has denied all those reports.
However, he confirmed that he’s unfortunate to find himself in a political clash between the President and the Prime Minister
Cobbinah added that he’s innocent of the issue of the issue and believes he was only granted the passport based on his performances.
Winful Cobbinah joined KF Tirana in 2018 and has since become an integral member of the team. He last season helped the team win the Albanian league, ending a 11-year trophy drought.
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