Left-back suffers THIRD major blow in a year after horror car crash and tragic loss of his father
LUCKLESS Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has suffered his THIRD major blow in a year – after allegedly losing millions in a property scam.
Souare, 26, then underwent the heartbreak of losing his beloved father Alassane in December following a long illness.
The Eagles ace has now been compelled to take legal action in his home country.
He reportedly paid property developer Ameth Ndiaye a total of 133 million Central African francs to build him a villa at Ngor, the upmarket beachside suburb of capital city Dakar.
However the businessman is said to have disappeared with the cash, failing to complete the seven-bed mansion and remaining out of contact.
The sum involved, equivalent to around £200,000, is seen as a fortune in Senegalese terms.
Local media report Ndiaye was arrested after the player’s cousin Mame Souare alerted police.
The developer is said to have claimed he travelled to China to track down fittings for the house.
Ndiaye is due to go on trial at Dakar’s criminal court in the next few days.