Golden Eaglets Drop NPFL Highest Goal-scorer Over Age Controversy
The 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL highest goal scorer, Sunusi Ibrahim has been dropped from the U-17 World Cup-bound Golden Eaglets due to the controversy that followed his call-up after he was also invited by the country’s U-23
A Golden Eaglets official told Scorenigeria: “The team have stepped down the invitation of Sunusi. He will stay with the U-23.”
The paper also learnt that a previous NPFL license of the Nasarawa United striker had surfaced on social media which ran against other documents that were presented in defence of the U-17 invitation.
His international passport issued in March said he was born on October 1, 2002.
He has also reportedly passed an MRI scan to determine whether he is under 17.
Last season, Sunusi finished joint top scorer in the abridged NPFL with 10 goals.