Youngest footballer to bag a £1million deal accused of rape

Former Manchester United wonderkid, John Cofie, appeared in court yesterday January 23, after being accused of rape. 

29-year-old Cofie who became the youngest footballer to bag a £1million deal when Sir Alex Ferguson signed him for the youth team aged just 14, is charged with raping a woman in Trafford, Gtr Manchester, in 2019, alongside co-accused Nathan Stuart.

The Ghanaian-born player failed to make a single appearance for United and left in 2013. He retired two years ago and has since worked as a mentor for kids enrolled in a footie programme in Lancashire.

Cofie has since denied the rape charges. The trial at Manchester Minshull Street crown court continues.

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