Reluctant to give the formal proofs such as the passport copies of the two Guinean players (Ahmed Tidiane Keita and Aboubacar Conte)accused of age fraud by Senegal , the Japanese Football Association finally accepted to put on the table of CAF all the personal data of the two players
In a letter sent to CAF on 26 April, the Japanese fotball leading body attached the copy of passeports of the two Guinean players to settle the debate on age fraud,which has been main topic, at the U17 AFCON in Tanzania.
In the documents of the U-16 International Dream Cup 2017 held in April 2017 Miyagi,Japan, those two Guinean players who were born respectively in 2001 and then should not have taken part in the U 17 AFCON as claimed by the Senegalese side.
And in addition to Senegal, Nigerian squad that were also beaten in the semifinals by the same Guinean team complained to CAF.
If for obvious reasons of schedule , the Local Organizing Committee that was waiting for the official documents was obliged to continue the competition, one may wonders now what is to be done with these formal proofs on the table of CAF.
President Ahmad was very clear when he declared that he will be personally be committed to zero tolerance policy on age fraud.
If MRI is the only proven scientific solution to give an idea about the age of players around age 17, it is still obvious that the best specialists accept there is a five percent margin of error.
In the meantime, people in Dar – es – Salam wonder how Guinea can escape this accumulation of evidence about dual identity.
Because, beyond the alleged age fraud , we are in a proven case of the use of a dual identity that was also fatal to DR Congo against Morocco in U23 AFCON qualifiers.
This case law should be a good example for the entire African continent for the development of Footall.