Head coach of the Congo national team, Claude Le Roy has accused the Ghana Black Meteors team of age cheating.
Le Roy who also doubles as the head coach of Congo’s national Under-23 side, made this wild allegation moments after his side lost 1-0 to the Black Meteors in Accra on Saturday afternoon.
A 45th minute goal by winger Ebo Andoh turned out to be the decisive goal for the hosts in the Rio 2016 Olympic Qualifier played at the Accra sports stadium.
Le Roy who was trying to swerve the question of who the 1-0 score line favors said, “the 1-0 score line is an advantage to Ghana not Congo because they have the three points. But in this Congo team we have six players with real ages, not like some players in the Ghana team today”.
Elaborating on his allegation, he said: “Some players in this present Black Meteors squad played in the CHAN 2009 tournament.”
“I left Ghana in 2008 some of the players I saw today were part of that CHAN team, so how are they 23 years no or less”, Claude Le Roy mentioned at the post match conference.
When asked whether he could prove it, Le Roy mentioned that he did not want to go into all that, adding that he knows that some of players in the present Black Meteors squad have cheated when it comes to their ages.
“I don’t want to go into all that now because I have only one week to prepare my team for the second leg, but you journalists here know that what I am saying is the truth”.
NOTE: Ghanafootballnews.com further investigated the allegations made by the veteran Coach and found out that it was totally false as none of the players who played on Saturday against Congo were part of the CHAN 2009 squad.
Further research also proved that none of the players named in the CHAN 2011 Ghana squad were in the Black Meteors squad which played against Congo.
Below is a list of some of the players who were called up for selection to the 2011 CHAN:
Philimon McCarthy (Hearts of Oak) Stephen Ahorlu (Heart of Lions)
Bright Allotey (Great Olympics) Karimu Alhassan (Hearts of Oak) Lee Addy (Chelsea) Ofosu Appiah (Asante Kotoko) Daniel Yeboah (Heart of Lions)
Jordan Opoku and Francis Cofie (Asante Kotoko) Edmund Owusu-Ansah, Abraham Annan and Emmanuel Ansong (Heart of Lions) Frank Boateng (Sporting Mirren)
Samed Oppong (Asante Kotoko) Mahatma Otoo (Sporting Mirren) Kofi Nti Boakye (Heart of Lions) Obed Owusu (All Blacks) Joshua Otto