Age cheating holding back African teams – CIES report
“In its January 2016 report, the Swiss-based Football Observatory cast doubt on the declared ages of African footballers which it claims is responsible for the untapped potential of African teams in senior football.
“Lying about one’s age is a common practice that implies a competitive advantage in youth categories,” said the report.
“However, in the long term, this strategy is counterproductive as it does not provide optimum conditions for the full development of talent …”
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016. 7:30 p.m. [GMT]