German football club VfB Stuttgart claim that their Congolese ahead Silas Wamangituka has actually been playing under an incorrect name and also age.
The gamer” s actual name has actually been exposed as Silas Katompa Mvumpa, and also he is in fact 22 years of ages, one year older than formerly believed.
Katompa Mvumpa had actually just recently educated the club that he had actually been the sufferer of “machinations of his previous representative”.
The demonstrator, that is a resident of DR Congo, was birthed in Kinshasa in October 1998 and also not 1999 as suggested on his incorrect documents.
VfB Stuttgart has claimed that it would totally protect Katompa Mvumpa.
According to the German club, the inconsistency happened when the gamer was welcomed to a test by Belgian side Anderlecht in 2017.
Anderlecht had an interest in authorizing the gamer, yet recommended him to go back to DR Congo prior to his visa ended and also return with a brand-new application.
However Stuttgart have actually asserted that Katompa Mvumpa was informed by a representative in Belgium that he would certainly not have the ability to go back to Europe if he went back to the African nation.
” As Silas was really young, totally unskilled and also alone, he positioned his rely on the representative, whom he recognized from previously in DR Congo, and also ultimately ended up being totally reliant,” the club claimed in a declaration.
” He stayed in Paris with the representative that greatly reduced him off from the exterior. Silas had neither accessibility to his account neither his documents currently.”
Stuttgart claimed the representative had actually after that altered the gamer’s identification and also supplied him with documents that recognized him as Silas Wamangituka– among his daddy’s names– and also altered his birth year to 1999.
The German club claimed they were assessing brand-new papers from DR Congo and also touched with regional authorities concerning the issue.
Germany’s football federation has actually been educated, and also Stuttgart are presuming that the gamer still has a legitimate permit to stand for the club.
Stuttgart have actually claimed that his modification of identification was meant to reduce him off from particular get in touches with in Congo and also make him prone to blackmail.
” I have actually stayed in consistent concern over the last couple of years and also have actually additionally been really concerned concerning my household in Congo,” claimed Katompa Mvumpa.
” It was a difficult action for me to disclose my tale … I am really eased and also I wish that I can urge various other gamers that have had comparable experiences with representatives.”
” I am deeply happy to VfB Stuttgart for all their trust fund and also assistance throughout this moment,” he included.
Katompa Mvumpa racked up 11 Bundesliga objectives in 25 looks last period, and also signed up with Stuttgart from FC Paris in 2019.