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I was just reading an article about how some African players apparently are falsifying their ages so that they can compete in younger tournaments as well as get scouted at a younger age. I'm not sure what to believe but it all could be true.

Articles:

http://pitchinvasion.net/blog/2009/08/11/football-age-real-age-and-the-meanings-of-age-in-africa/ - Best article out of the 3

http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=5581

http://www.worldcupblog.org/world-football/another-day-another-slew-of-failed-african-age-tests.html

Some examples of players who possibly falsified their age:

Isaac Vorsah - 23 but looks 30-35 Photo

Nwankwo Kanu

Julius Aghahowa

Ahmed Musa - 19 years old looks like hes 30 haha Photo

What do you guys think? :D

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Re: African Players Age Lies

I was just reading an article about how some African players apparently are falsifying their ages so that they can compete in younger tournaments as well as get scouted at a younger age. I'm not sure what to believe but it all could be true.

Articles:

http://pitchinvasion.net/blog/2009/08/11/football-age-real-age-and-the-meanings-of-age-in-africa/ - Best article out of the 3

http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=5581

http://www.worldcupblog.org/world-football/another-day-another-slew-of-failed-african-age-tests.html

Some examples of players who possibly falsified their age:

Isaac Vorsah - 23 but looks 30-35 Photo

Nwankwo Kanu

Julius Aghahowa

Ahmed Musa - 19 years old looks like hes 30 haha Photo

What do you guys think? :D

Kanu was reported to be in his 40's whilst at Pompy I think lol

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