AZERBAIJAN:Azerbaijan club Shahdagh Qusar FK believe they have signed a forward who has lied about his real age.
Nigerian footballer, Victor Emenayo has had to defend himself after his club accused him of being at least 17 years older than his actual age.
Azerbaijan side Shahdagh Qusar FK thought they had signed 23-year-old Victor Emenayo this summer but after playing his debut, the club has accused him of lying and holding a fake passport.
Emenayo claims he has not lied about his age and is 23-years-old. His club believes his passport may be fake.
Despite his passport claiming he was born in 1993, the club believes they have been duped and that he is at least 40-years-old – possibly older.
However, Emenayo has slammed the suggestions saying he is not a cheat.
Speaking to website New Fanzone Blog, he said: “How can anybody claim or ascertain that I am not 23-years-old merely by my looks.
Some news outlets claim that Emenayo may suffer from Lorde Disease – an illness that makes people look older than they actually are. But Emenayo made no mention of this in his interview.