Former Socceroos star in custody over gun charges
9th June 2011
Fallen former Socceroos star, Ahmad Elrich, today finds himself in custody and will face a Sydney court in June over 11 gun offenses. Elrich was pulled over by police due to a faulty tail light on his Harley Davidson motorbike. Police allege that they found two loaded pistols and reusable plastic bags during a search. In addition, a quantity of the erectile dysfunction Cialis was discovered for which police claim he did not have a prescription. The 29-year-old footballer appeared in court with his father and was refused bail due to the seriousness of the charges and the concern he represented a flight risk. Elrich was once considered one of the the most exciting players in Australian soccer. As a right back or attacking winger he was one of the leading assist getters in Australia’s National Soccer League in the 2003-04 season. At this time he represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics, gaining the first of his 17 caps. Following a brief stint in Korea, Elrich signed for Premier League club Fulham. However, he never cemented a place in the first team and a serious knee injury sustained when playing for the national side in September 2006 eventually saw him released. Despite spells in Norway and back in the Australia A-League, Elrich has continued to struggle with form and knee injuries and has been without a club for over a year.