- Boris Becker announced he was made attache for the Central African Republic
- The German former tennis pro was then officially listed as a diplomat by the CAR
- Hours later Charles Armel Doubane denied he had approved the appointment
- Mr Becker declared bankruptcy last year in the hope of clearing £54million debt
Confusion reigned over Boris Becker’s claim that he was a new sporting ambassador for the Central African Republic after a minister said he was ‘not our diplomat’ hours before an embassy confirmed he is.
The three-time Wimbledon champion told a bankruptcy hearing at London’s High Court that he diplomatic immunity due to his role as a sports attache to the EU.
But the country’s foreign minister disputed Becker’s claim as he had never been asked to sign a document confirming the former tennis star’s status.
Faustin Archange Touadera in Brussels appointing Boris Becker as the country’s Attache for Sports, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs
Charles-Armel Doubane told German newspaper Die Welt that ‘Boris Becker is not an official diplomat of Central African Republic’.
However the republic’s embassy to the EU confirmed that Becker, 50, had been ‘appointed to the diplomatic service by the president of our country’.
Boris Becker is fighting to claim diplomatic immunity from his ongoing bankruptcy proceedings
Boris Becker is facing bankruptcy but could also be a diplomat as confusion shrouds the tennis star’s new appointment
It said: ‘The embassy sees no reason to comment on Mr Becker’s private inso