AC Milan are reportedly taking striker Yusupha Yaffa to court because the 19-year-old is actually 28-years-old. Yaffa, who hails from Gambia, was signed by Milan in 2013 after impressing on trial and was handed a place in the club’s youth team. At the time of the deal, Yaffa told Italian immigration that he’d lost all his paperwork but was 12-years-old, born on 31st December, 1996. However, Gazzetta dello Sport say Yaffa’s real birthday was revealed after pictures and news articles about the deal were posted on Facebook.
Friends of the player recognised him and soon noted that his age was way off. His actual birthday is 31 December, 1996 – making him 21, not 12 when Milan agreed to sign him.
Yaffa is currently playing in Germany for MSV Duisburg and he’s also likely to be in hot water with them over if found guilty of fraud.