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Nwakaeme three years older than 33 he claims – Agent

Six months after switching from the Turkish Super Lig to Saudi Arabia’s premier league, PUNCH Sports Extra reports that Anthony Nwakaeme’s actual age has been called into question.

Nwakaeme, 33, joined Al Fayha on a free transfer in the summer of 2017 after spending four years at Trabzonspor, where he scored 47 goals and recorded 40 assists in 145 appearances.

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Additionally, he helped the Turkish team win the league championship in 2022, the team’s first since 1978.Information Guide Nigeria

Emre Ozcan, a Turkish agent, feels that the former Hapoel Beer Sheva forward is far older than he claims to be.

“Nwakaeme’s birth certificate says he was born in 1989,” Ozcan was quoted as saying on the Turkish Super Lig Twitter handle.NYSC portal

“There’s a good chance Nwakaeme’s real age is greater. There seems to be at least 2-3 years more.”

This is not the first time agents, club officials, and fans have questioned the age of Nigerian and African players.JAMB portal

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Watford forward Samuel Kalu was harassed on social media in January 2022 over his true age, as numerous Hornets fans insisted he was older than 24, his age when he joined the English club from Bordeaux.

Obafemi Martins was suspected of being 28 when he was 21 when playing for Inter Milan in 2006.

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Martin was born on May 1, 1978, due to an official error at the Nigerian Football Federation at the time, making him 28.

As a result of the blunder, which the NFF admitted to, the striker was forced to leave the national team for the time being.

Taribo West, a former Derby County, Plymouth Argyle, and Inter Milan defender, was also accused of lying about his age.

After leaving Derby County in 2002, the former Nigeria centre back joined Serbian club Partizan Belgrade and apparently told club officials he was 28.JAMB Result

Zarko Zecevic, the former president of Partizan, claims the defender was actually 40 at the time.

According to Croatian media, West informed club physicians he was only 32 when he was 44, and that it was only after an inspection that the doctors raised concerns with the club since Taribo’s knees suggested he was older.

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Emediong Ekpe is a graduate of English. A professional Sports journalist/analyst, and a spoken word artist. He is passionate about decimating information and putting smiles on people's faces via news writing.

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