Sports News of Wed, 2 Aug 201718
Ex-Black Stars player admits 'changing' his age in order to play in Europe
Ex-Black Stars versatile player, Sam Johnson, has admitted he changed his age in order to play in Europe.
According to Johnson, he couldn’t have gotten a team in Europe with his real age.
“Age cheating is normal in football, all footballers in Ghana have reduced their age, and I also did same,” Johnson told Happy FM.
He continued: “I will not reveal the number of years I reduced on my real age but I did reduce it.”
‘Most of the players don’t use their real age because in Europe their ages are 22 and 23 and that time they believe if you are 18 when you get to 22 then you are matured enough but if you go there with 26 or 30 they will not even take you unless you reside there and know the system.”
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Johnson capped 45 times for Ghana (from 1994-2003).