Minala is 17 Not 42, Italian Football Body Confirms

An official Italian Football Association (FIGC) investigation, has ruled that Lazio’s midfielder Joseph Minala did not lie about his age.

Minala’s real age became a subject of debate in February, after an African football website stated that the Cameroonian was 42 instead of the 17 he claims to be.

The accusation prompted the FIGC to initiate an official investigation, which saw him questioned by the league’s federal prosecutor.

Joseph Minala's Age Became a Subject of Debate After An African Website Questioned His True Age.
Joseph Minala’s Age Became a Subject of Debate After An African Website Questioned His True Age.

“The investigation did not show any need for disciplinary action,” read an FIGC statement.

Minala joined Lazio last summer and played for them in the Viareggio Cup youth tournament in February.

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