His age has been the subject of debate! Signed a new contract…


A remarkable claim has been made recently with 18-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko, who became the youngest player to play in the German League. The real age of the Bundesliga record holder was claimed to be older. It has been reported that the star of Dortmund, who holds the title of the youngest player to play in a match and score a goal in the Bundesliga League, is not 18 years old. But last year, Germany allegedly found a birth certificate attributed to Moukoko named Yousouffa Mohamadou, allegedly dating from 2000.

The 18-year-old actor, who was born in Yaounde, Cameroon and moved to Germany after being adopted in 2014, reportedly revealed his real birth certificate and sent it to a journalist.

The adoption of Moukoko, who appeared significantly older than her teammates in her teenage years, was revealed in 2022 with an investigation into the age scam. The German Football Federation (DFB) also launched an investigation regarding Moukoko, who went to the World Cup in Qatar with the German National Team. DBF had stated that they trusted the documents sent by Borussia Dortmund.

Behind the scenes of age fraud in Cameroon
Age fraud came to light in Cameroon earlier this month. The scandal emerged during the tests against the Cameroon U17 team, which qualified for the next African Cup. While 21 of the 30 players were disqualified, the federation did not share the names to be included in the place of the players who were removed from the squad.

Cameroon Football Federation President Samuel Eto’o started a big fight against age fraud after he took office. On June 17, it was revealed that 44 football players made age fraud.

The issue of age fraud came to the fore due to problems in Cameroonian football. As the African nation’s under-17 team prepares to play the Central African qualifiers for the Nations Cup this month, it was revealed that 21 of the 30-man squad failed the age tests.

New contract from Dortmund to Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko, who drew attention with his performance in the matches he played on the field, also drew the attention of the Premier League teams. The aforementioned teams were London teams such as Chelsea and Newcastle. Despite the allegations against Moukoko and Cameroon, Borussia Dortmund extended the 18-year-old’s contract until June 2026.

⚫️ Youssufa Moukoko’s performance:

⛳️ 59 matches
⚽️ 11 goals
🎯 8 assists

What did Moukoko say about the new contract?
Dortmund Sporting Director Sebastien Kehl announced earlier this week that they had made a ‘very attractive’ offer ultimatum to Moukoko to accept the contract or part ways.

While other clubs were reported to be interested in Moukoko; Regarding the new contract, the German player said: “It’s no secret that I feel good at BVB. I played in the youth teams and took my first step into professionalism here. Now I am ready for a new step that will allow me to develop with this club. I have full confidence in the technical team and I will develop myself here wonderfully.” “There is an atmosphere. I am proud of the interest of other clubs in me, but it was a decision that came from the heart. The fans always support me and I want to give something to them with this club,” he said.