Date: 6th April 2017 at 4:43pm
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Saido Berahino’s name has been in the headlines frequently over the past few years – unfortunately for Stoke’s former West Brom striker it’s not often in a positive light…

The BBC today reports claims have been made by WaterAid, against the Saido Berahino foundation, that funds raised at a 2015 weren’t passed on?

A statement from the charity read.

‘WaterAid was approached by the Saido Berahino Foundation in February 2015 regarding a dinner to raise funds for the foundation. The event was not managed or paid for by WaterAid, and attendance was by invitation only. It was WaterAid’s understanding that we would receive a donation. WaterAid has not, to date, received any money from the Saido Berahino Foundation.’

The Charity Commission, confirming the Saido Berahino Foundation is not actually a registered charity, hasn’t decided if there are ‘regulatory issues’ they need to investigate further.

‘We can confirm that the Saido Berahino Foundation is not registered with the Charity Commission. We are also aware that the charity WaterAid has confirmed that they have not received any money from the foundation. We will now be getting in touch with the foundation to decide whether there are regulatory issues we need to assess.’

All of this came long before Berahino joined Stoke as it’s claimed it surrounds a dinner the then West Brom striker held in Mayfair in May 2015.

Berahino’s agent, the former England U21 international is now under new representation, has declined to comment according to the BBC but they understand ‘the dealings with WaterAid were arranged by the 23-year-old’s previous representatives.’

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