Former Flying Eagles forward, Emem Eduok has insisted he is not 23 years as club license revealed.
The Dolphin player who was 2014 Federation Cup MVP was sent parking from the national U23 camp due to age incongruity as his international passport stated January 31, 1994 while his club license revealed he was born in 1991.
“I’m 20 and not 23. I was born in 1994, so I don’t know where the club got their information from,” said Eduok.
“I played at the U-20 World Cup last year, with the age on my passport. That is my age and that is what Fifa knows.
“I copped an injury during the final of the Federation Cup and I explained to the coach (Samson Siasia) and he wished me well,” he said.
Meanwhile the U-23 media officer, Timi Ebikagboro has asked the player to sort out his age discrepancy with his club.
“Siasia hasn’t said he wants Eduok or doesn’t want him. He came with a passport showing he is 20 but his records in the LMC shows he is 23,” said Ebikagboro
“If you watch the Federation Cup final on Supersport, his age was shown as 23. The license his club sent to the NFF is 23. So, it’s left for him and his club to sort out the issue.
“It’s assumed that the player signed the LMC document, which stated that the player agreed to all the information in the document,” he concluded.