By Kampala Sun writer
Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of attempted rape and a second charge of rape.
The 28-year-old French footballer was acquitted by a jury of six men and six women following a retrial.
Mendy, who wept as the verdicts were read out, was accused of attempting to rape a woman at his Cheshire home in October 2018 along with a separate count of raping another woman at the same location in October 2020.
The defender was last month released by Manchester City at the end of his contract having been suspended by the Premier League champions at the time of his arrest in August 2021.
Mendy was previously acquitted in January of seven other trials by a different jury.
He had stood for the verdicts but sank to his seat, his head on his knees, wiping away tears with a white tissue.
Mendy, whose contract with Manchester City champions ended on July 1, was cleared of attempting to rape a woman, aged 29 at the time, at his mansion in October 2018.
He was also found not guilty of the rape of a second woman, aged 24, two years later also at his home address.