Zanzibar suspended from regional U17 soccer tournament in Burundi for age fraud
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BUJUMBURA, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Zanzibar has been suspended from the U17 soccer tournament of the East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) in Burundi for age fraud.
Youssouf Mossi, the tournament's organizing committee chairman, said Monday, "Before the match opposing Zanzibar to Sudan yesterday, the CECAFA officials checked passports of players and realized that 12 out of 20 players from Zanzibar were born before Jan. 1, 2012. This means that they were over 17 years old."
"We the ...