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Cameroon Football Federation accuses AFCON youngest player, 61 others of age fraud

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The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has temporarily suspended 62 players for age fraud, including Wilfried Nathan Douala, who was touted as the youngest player of the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The players were listed for the playoffs of the country’s top-flight championship, MTN Elite One, which is scheduled to begin on Friday, but FECAFOOT said they will not be part of the competition if they do not justify their double identities.

Players of 12 out of 16 clubs participating in the playoffs face age fraud allegations.

Wilfried Nathan Douala, who said he was 17, made the Cameroonian squad for AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire but barely got a chance to represent his national team. He was sidelined on the bench for all the games.


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