The first Season of Thumbay Football League 2020, a first of its kind football league in the northern emirates, initiated by few football lovers and supported by Body & Soul Health Club was officially launched and Inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group under full Social distancing guidelines and safety protocols set by local authorities.

Thumbay Moideen, a true Sports lover encouraged all players for the initiative and offered full support to make this event a Bigger one in the coming years with at least 50 teams participating by next year. He also thanked Mr. Farwaz PC & Mr. Arif BA, true football lovers, who played a key role in bringing this event to life with a lot of hard work and dedication. The Chief Guest also gave away Awards of Appreciation to various supporters who had contributed towards the success of this event and congratulated all the participating teams and Captain’s wishing them a Safe and Successful football league 2020. “May the Best Team Win”. The Occasion also was graced by several Special guests from the Education, Healthcare, and Hospitality Division.

The Football League was started with an intention to encourage young football players to excel and practice their skills to achieve and play in higher leagues and tournaments, promoting Good Health and Sporting Culture which inculcates discipline in the players. This Season Thumbay Football League had Four Teams - Thumbay Warriors FC owned by Mr. Farwaz, Red Amigos FC owned by Mr. Arif, Black Storm FC Owned by Mr. Fayaz, Vamos United FC owned by Mr. Alex who played for the trophy this year.

The League was played on Nov 19th at the Thumbay Grounds - Al Jurf, Thumbay Medicity, having 9 side teams with round-robin match’s and a final which was Won by Vamos United FC, The Champions of the league this year. The Thumbay Football League is a rolling Trophy, which will be played every year making it a bigger event every year.

Thumbay group Established in 1998 by the founder Dr. Thumbay Moideen in UAE, having its headquarters in Dubai, with its core business in Education, Healthcare, and Research and having its diversified business in 20 sectors across all emirates of the United Arab Emirates and India.

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Bengaluru, Jun 12: Karnataka police on Saturday said they have busted a Rs 290 crore plus scam that involved duping people through a mobile app after promising attractive interest on investment and two Chinese nationals were among the nine arrested.

The scam, aided by shell companies, is linked to money laundering and the suspected kingpin is a Kerala based business man with proximity to Chinese 'hawala' operators, they said.

Cyber Crime Division of CID said it has arrested accused persons, including two Chinese nationals, two Tibetans and five others acting as directors of the companies involved, and a search is on for the rest.

A complaint from Razor pay Software Private Limited said accused persons availed 'payment solutions' from them, claiming that they are in gaming, social and e-commerce businesses.

They, however, defrauded the company by using computer resources and by deviating from their original, registered line of business, the plaint said.

They started routing their transactions to collect payments from a different business named "Powerbank", an app listed in Google Playstore, cyber police said in a release.

Through customer complaints, the complainant company got to know that public invested money in the "Powerbank" app to earn interest on the invested amount.

The accused persons, after accepting the investments, neither gave the agreed interest nor the principal amount and cheated customers.

A case was registered under the Information Technology Act and 420 IPC (Cheating), the CCD said and added that the investigating team were successful in arresting nine men.

During investigation, it was found that Anas Ahmed, a Kerala based businessman, is the main person involved.

"We have also identified that he has very proximate connections with the Chinese hawala operators, which has come to light during the course of the investigation.

He had opened shell companies in the name of Bull Finch Technologies, H & S ventures and Clifford ventures to route the fraud money. Anas Ahamed is married to Chinese national and incidentally he did his studies in China," police said in the release.

Online applications hosted by him were later camouflaged and converted into different apps including Power Bank application, seeking investment from the public and promising good returns, the CCD said.

An unusual spike was seen in investments on the day Anees Ahmed announced much higher returns.

Subsequently, such apps were removed from Google Playstore and other websites and he absconded with the money.

Investigation showed Rs 290 crore inflow into his bank accounts and the CCD was successful in freezing a significant portion of it. There was a huge spike in opening of shell companies since November 2020.

"We have also observed that the Chinese handlers are in possession of a huge number of shell companies and bank accounts. Lured by the offer of the Chinese nationals, many innocent Indians and Tibetans have fallen in their trap to open shell companies and open bank accounts for them."