Meet '15-year-old' Elia Balamwabo who won MVP at CAF U16 African School Cup

Elia DRC DR Congo captain, Elia Balamwabo

Wed, 23 Feb 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Meet '15-year-old' Elia Balamwabo who won MVP at CAF U-16 African School Cup

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DR Congo captain, Elia Balamwabo was named the most valuable player of the CAF under-16 African Schools Championship.

Balamwabo has been in the trends as many have ridiculed his age, alleging that he looks older than an under 16 player.

The 15-year-old led Congo to win the tournament beating Senegal U-16 3-1 in the final to win the inaugural edition in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

The tournament is said to be part of CAF president, Patrice Motsepe's vision of creating a competitive Pan-African Schools Championship.

However, the first editions have been overshadowed by allegations of age cheating as many football fans on social media has mocked DR Congo for fielding over aged players against young Senegal team.

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