According to Azerbaijan media outlets, Victor Emenayo, a Nigerian striker recently signed by top division side Shahdagh Qusar FK is actually 17 years older than the age on his international passport which is 23.
His International Passport says the forward was born in 1993 but search on the internet about the striker who played in Uganda for most of his career shows that he should’ve been at least 28 years old before his move to Shahdagh Qusar.
The former SC Villa of Uganda striker looks older than his own team’s coach, Adil Mahmudov according to Azerbaijan media, Emenayo himself or his club haven’t responded to the allegations.
Nigerian player mocked in Azerbaijan over age
He has already become the butt of the jokes by social media users in Azerbaijan. The media also joined in to claim that the Nigerian is well over 40 years of age.
This case is similar to that of Joseph Minala at Lazio who was recently cleared by the Italian FA. This was after his age issue was traced down to a disease.
The 20-year old Minala was said to be 42 years old because of how he looked. He was however actually 17 years old then. The Italian FA after investigations and medical checks found out that he is indeed 17. He is however suffering from Lorde Disease which makes him look a lot older than his original age.