Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Former Leeds Star admits he changed his date of birth

Former Leeds United and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Tony Yeboah has admitted he used a fake passport to change his date of birth. The Ghanaian was a star for the English and German clubs in the 1990s and forged a reputation for spectacular goals. There has, though, been some uncertainty over the real age of Yeboah after his date of birth changed from 1964 to 1966. He has therefore explained the circumstances, telling Kicker magazine: “Of course, this is a fishy subject. “When I first came to Germany, I owned a passport with a birth year of 1964. “The truth is that I would not have been able to play senior football in Ghana aged 17, so my birth year was then changed to 1964. “Afterwards, when I was in the German Bundesliga, I was to have my right birthdate in my passport. I was born in 1966.”

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