An Indian footballer, Gourav Mukhi pretending to be 16 when he is actually 28, has been suspended for 6 months after his lie was exposed.
Gourav Mukhi, who made history in the Indian Super League when he became their youngest goal scorer in October at the age of 16, reportedly plays as a striker for Jamshedpur FC.
The club registration of the Indian footballer pretending to be 16 has also been revoked with immediate effect, after the striker was suspended. Confirming this in a statement made available to Mail Online Football, All India Football Federation said;
‘All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee has imposed a six-month suspension on Jamshedpur FC player Gourav Mukhi with immediate effect.
‘The AIFF Disciplinary Committee found the player Gourav Mukhi guilty on the basis of the evidence presented by him, his admissions and the statements of Manager of U-16 AIFF academy in 2015.
‘The AIFF Disciplinary Committee also observed that the existing registration of Gourav Mukhi, both in the Central Registration System (CRS) as well as the Competition Management System (CMS) shall stand cancelled and revoked with immediate effect, with liberty upon the player/his appropriate club, to submit original valid appropriate documents for fresh registration under CRS and CMS.’