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5 Ghanaian players who have been blamed for age-cheating

In nations where age records are hard to confirm, a few footballers go to manufacture their age. Though it is actually the case that player misrepresents their ages, once in a while individuals blame players for age duping deciding on their height.

5 Ghanaian players who have been blamed for age-cheating
5 Ghanaian players who have been blamed for age-cheating


In African football, explicitly Ghana, players are for the most part blamed for age swindling transcendently founded on their height or appearance.

The following are 5 Ghanaian players who have been blamed for cheating

Danlad Ibrahim

The Asante Kotoko goalkeeper has played all levels of the Ghana National group.

Danlad burst onto the scenes in 2017 when he showed up for the Ghana U-17 group at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

The then 15-year-old turned into all the rage. Many contended that he looked more seasoned than his age and until the present time, many actually question the now 20-year-advanced’s age.

Emmanuel Nettey

Emmanuel Nettey is one more referenced while discussing Ghanaian players who have endured age conning allegations.

In the wake of getting paperwork done for Hearts of Oak in 2020, the player got disparaged via web-based entertainment after a report guaranteed he was 18 years.

Nettey later responded to the allegations and focused on his age.

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“I think individuals have their assessments of anything they think. My club realizes the age I’m utilizing to play so assuming someone’s viewpoint ought to get to me I believe it will influence me and we realize how negative energies truly continue on in Ghana so that is something I truly don’t have any desire to discuss,” he told TV 3 Ghana.

“I’m not 18 years. I’m 23 years of age,” he explained.

Richard Kingston

In 2013,former Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard Kingson was blamed for age cheating.

Previous Ghana FA director, Nyaho Tamakloe blamed Kingson for age cheating.

“My experience as a clinical specialist obviously lets me know he Richard Kingson is way over the age he asserts he is,” Tamakloe said as cited by in 2013.

“This man has played with the majority of the resigned footballers he actually says he is 35 years of age?

” I as a clinical specialist know it’s bogus. He ought to pass on the more youthful ones to finish the work and throw in the towel with the Black Stars.”

Confederations of African Football(CAF) made an announcement on October 7, 2013, to explain waste the charges.

“To be sure, there has been no such correspondence from Caf in such manner, and any such report needs validity and is absolutely misleading.

Our record shows that the date of birth of Richard Kingson is 13 June 1978, and that mirrors all in our authority archive,” a Caf explanation said.

Laryea Kingston

In 2010, previous Ghana Football Association executive, Nyaho Tamakloe charged Laryea Kington and other previous Black Stars players old enough cheating.

The previous Hearts of Oak midfielder in a meeting with BBC exposed the allegations and tried Tamakloe to demonstrate his claims.

“I’m 29 and I will turn 30 in November,” he told BBC Scotland as cited by

“The Ghana FA were the ones who made my most memorable identification for me to go to worldwide competitions.

“Recently, I had a call from somebody expressing that there’s an article in one of the Ghana papers saying that the previous supervisor of the league says that me and Essien and a few different players are lying over our age.”

“Assuming he thinks we are lying about our age, he ought to emerge and show us verification that we are 42 or 62.”

“I began playing global football when I was 15 years and I recall the prior days I was chosen to the public Under-15, we played youth football and, before you get equipped for that competition, you must have your introduction to the world declaration and everything.”

Dickson Afoakwa

Asante Kotoko reported the marking of Dickson Afoakwah in October 2021, a three-year bargain.

Media investigates the new marking expressed that the player is 23-year-old, which flash questions among Ghana football fans who asserted the player looks more established than his age.

Afoakwa turned 24 on April 26, 2022.

The following are a few responses about Dickson Afoakwaa’s age

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