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Man arrested for impersonating Egyptian footballer at varsity exam



Mostafa Mohamed

A man who took a university examination in the place of Egyptian professional footballer, Mostafa Mohamed, has been arrested.

Mohammed is currently in Cameroon, playing for the Egyptian national team, Pharaohs, in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Pharaohs have made it to the last-16 stage of the African competition, while back home national exams are taking place this week.

The 24-year-old Mohamed, a forward for Turkey’s Galatasaray, is registered at the Cairo institution.

However, a campus official noticed that Mohamed wasn’t the one sitting for the exam and filed a judicial complaint.

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State media quoted the impersonator, whose true identity has yet to be revealed, as saying that he was merely “helping a friend” and had “already taken three exams instead of Mostafa Mohamed”.

Many have found the action funny and stupid with one Twitter user calling it “the stupidest crime in the 20th and 21st century” and said: “The 100 million Egyptians following football across the continent know that Mostafa Mohamed is in Cameroon”.

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