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Doualla excluded from Championship play-offs for alleged age fraud


By Charity Nginyu

Wilfried Doualla, one of the standout players for the Indomptable Lions during the recent African Cup of Nations held in Côte d’Ivoire, is reported to have been excluded from the championship play-offs due to allegations of double identity.

According to Equinoxe TV, the Fecafoot (Cameroonian Football Federation) has revealed that the midfielder from Victoria United of Limbe stands accused of falsifying his age.

Doualla, who was touted as a rising star and was selected among the national team players for the African Cup of Nations, has come under scrutiny for allegedly misrepresenting his age. Despite being presented as a 17-year-old talent, he did not make a single appearance on the field during the tournament.

Adding to the controversy, Doualla faced criticism for reportedly showcasing his dancing skills instead of focusing on his football responsibilities while in Ivory Coast for the prestigious tournament.

The development has raised questions about the integrity of age verification p
rocesses in Cameroon football and has cast a shadow over Doualla’s career.

The revelation, Equinoxe TV says has equally drawn parallels to another player, Jean Prosper Nlend Ntep, whose qualification with Union de Douala is under dispute following a reserve filed by the club in connection with the decisive 18th-round match against Dynamo.

Source: Cameroon News Agency