Age is but a number in African game
order to cheat so blatantly. It’s a shame.
The “boy” features for the Germany Under-17 side and has scored 13 goals in five matches for Borussia Dortmund and a staggering 33 in 21 games for the German U17s - a clear indication that most 14and 15-year-old opponents are not yet physically developed enough to deal with this man masquerading as a boy.
I have in my years as a journalist tried to expose age cheating in the African game and a month ago, Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick, who is now the Caf vice-president, confided in me revolutionary plans he intends putting in place to combat this phenomenon.
After reading the shameful birth date of Mr Youssoufa Moukoko, I washed my hands of this embarrassment and wished Pinnick and Danny Jordaan, among others who are fighting age cheating across Africa, the best of luck. They certainly need it!