Former Algerian football international Rabah Madjer, African Ballon d’Or in 1987, UNESCO goodwill ambassador, was sentenced to six months in prison, Le Figaro announced in its edition of the day.
Despite his conviction, and while the procedure stipulates that he must be removed from the list of goodwill ambassadors automatically, Unesco has done nothing about it.
Rabah Madjer is the former striker, « star of the Algerian football team and FC Porto and former national coach ». Today aged 63, « was found guilty of accounting embezzlement », this Thursday, June 9 in Algiers announces the Parisian daily.
According to the charges, he continued to cash “ANEP publicity cheques” one year after the closure of the two newspapers he owns “Al Balagh and Al Balagh Erriadhi”.