Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Nigeria might be cheating in the U17 women's world cup

The women's Under 17 World Cup is currently being played somewhere in the world and to say that I didn't even know this existed is something of an understatement.  Either way, Nigeria might be fielding players who are way older than they say, according to my sources.

Victoria Aidelomon is the captain of the women's under 17 team and according to my sources (Reddit) she's actually probably about 28 or 29, which is not allowed.  Faking your age in football is quite a serious thing in the mens game, and although doubts have been raised about the age of players like Kanu, Obafemi Martins and Yakubu, about whom David Moyes once said:
"He's only 25, albeit a Nigerian 25, and so if that is his age he's still got a good few years ahead of him."
This is not to say that Nigeria cheats at all, because that would be racist maybe.  I can't really tell anymore.  All I'm saying is that according to someone on the internet, this lassie is way older than the people in charge of the U17 womens world cup seems to think.

From Naija_football(Reddit)
The captain of the Nigerian U17 team has a younger sister that is 19 years old, another sister that is 26-29 years old, therefore she is in her late 20s or early 30s. Prior to my little detective work someone familiar with the family guesstimated that captain of Nigeria's U17 team is around 28 years old. Regardless of what her exact age is she is way over 17 years old
Now I'm no scientist, but I'm pretty sure that if you have a younger sister who is 19, it means you are older than 19.  This reminds me of when I used to play football at under-14 level in a small Aberdeenshire town and most of the guys in the team had already started smoking, punching people for being different and learning what an eternity spent doing manual labour would be like.  My point is that they are still doing that stuff now, so I guess in a way they are immortal.  We've broken the code, people.