Club Brugge’s Nigerian-born duo of Arnaut Danjuma and Bonaventure Dennis have come under a storm with their team, as the Belgian champions are at the centre of a criminal investigation in the country.
Danjuma and Bonaventure are both bound to face distractions, along with their teammates, following the arrest of their coach and other prominent football officials.
Alarming news hit Danjuma and Bonaventure on Wednesday, amidst revelations that several top clubs raided as part of a police investigation into alleged fraud involving the transfer of players.
Their coach, Ivan Leko is reportedly being questioned, along with well-known Belgian-Iranian agent Mogi Bayat.
More than 200 police officers took part in raids across several countries, as they checked properties in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia, prosecutors said in a statement.
A number of people now face questioning, among whom is Danjuma and Bonaventure’s coach, whose team are battling to retain their place in the Champions League after losing 3-1 to Atletico Madrid last week, was later confirmed by the club.
Bayat was arrested at his home on Wednesday. The agent is reportedly one of the main targets of the inquiry into “financial fraud and money-laundering.”
The investigation, which began last year, will focus on “suspicious financial transactions” in Belgian professional football during the 2017-2018 season, according to Belgium’s VRT News.