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Age Cheat: 23-year-old Nigerian Striker Turned into a Laughing Stock in Azerbaijan After Media Claimed He’s Over 40  (Photo)



​The media in Azerbaijan claims Nigerian striker Victor Emenayo who was recently signed by Azerbaijani top division side Shahdagh Qusar FK, is 17 years older than the age (23) that is on his international passport. According to his international passport the forward who has already made his debut for his new side was born in 1993. But search on the internet about the striker who has played in Uganda for the best part of his career shows, he should be 28 years old judging by his official age before his move to Shahdagh Qusar.

Emenayo has already become the subject of ridicule by social media users in Azerbaijan with the media also joining in the discrepancies documents about the age of the Nigerian, stating that he indeed looks well above 40 years old. They claim the fact that he shaved five years off the official age he has been using, means he has more than one international passport in his possession and his looks suggest he is well above 40.

The former SC Villa of Uganda striker is reportedly older in appearance than the coach of the team Adil Mahmudov according to the media in Azerbaijan. The Nigerian or his club are yet to respond to the allegations. His case is similar to Lazio youth team prospect Joseph Minala who was recently cleared off any wrongdoing regarding his age by the Italian FA, had same issue with the Nigerian but his was traced down to a disease.

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20 year old Minala was at a point in time said to be 42 years old while he was 17 going by his looks but the Italian FA after investigations and medical checks found out that he is indeed 17 but suffering from the effect of Lorde Disease. Which made him to look older than his original age.