A number of Mamelodi Sundowns players and officials have been subjected to identity theft, with the latest victim being Ghanaian international Rashied Sumalia.

A number of Sundowns players including left-back Punch Masenamela and Lebohang Mokoena have also suffered after their simcards were cloned three times.

Teko Modise, Alex Shakoane, Elias Pelembe, Daniel Mudau, Trott Moloto, assistant coach Alex Bapela and Soth Africa striker Katlego Mphela have all been victims.

A Close source to Sundowns said: "What happens is that when the simcards are cloned, people get access to the player's or official's phone details. These people then send messages to their relatives or people close to our employees saying that they are in trouble and are asking for money. This is a problem and we want to put an end to it." 

Phone or simcard cloning is the transfer of identity from one cellular device to another.

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