Tom Saintfiet says he is a “victim of fake news”

Following his dismissal from the post of Malta national coach after a report on BBC Sport that he had applied for the post of national coach of Cameroon, Tom Saintfiet stressed that he had not applied for the post and that he was a “victim of fake news.”

“I categorically deny having applied for the Cameroon vacancy (or any other coaching position) or having authorised any person to do so on my behalf. I informed the MFA accordingly and provided supporting documents.”

“I am truly saddened to be the victim of fake news and I have now handed over the matter to my Attorney for further actions,” said Saintfiet.

Tom Saintfiet replaced Pietro Ghedin as national coach in October. He led Malta in a 0-3 defeat to Estonia and a 0-1 defeat to Luxembourg at Ta’ Qali and a 0-5 defeat to Finland in Turkey.