At least five well-known former football stars, including Emile Heskey, are among the 24 investors who are likely to be out of pocket following the compulsory dissolution of Veros Digital Partnership, a Manchester-based limited liability company which failed to launch a planned football app in time for the World Cup.
The Mail on Sunday reports that investors shelled out GBP 1.1 million on the app, a World Cup-themed penalty gambling game. According to Company House records the company has now been ‘dissolved by a compulsory strike-off’.
The company repeatedly delayed the release of games and asked for further investment, an unnamed source told the newspaper.
Records show that the company had a staff of two – an office manager and a developer – and was incorporated in January 2013. Little more is known regarding who was behind the project.