The best young player in Germany playing under a false identity

The German club, Stuttgart, was surprised that one of its most prominent stars, and the player who was chosen as the best rising star in the German League (Bundesliga) last season, the Congolese Silas Wamanjituka, has been playing under a false identity, as the name does not belong to him, as well as his age is older than officially registered in the records of the Federation. German ball.

The German newspaper "Bild" reported that Silas himself admitted to his club officials the truth of what happened, and said that his real name is Silas Katumba Mfumba, and that he is 22 years old, not 21. As for how the forgery happened, the player said that his agent is responsible for the matter.

The young Congolese star, who was born in Kinshasa, revealed that after he moved from Congo to experience with Anderlecht in 2017, his agent put him under tremendous pressure in Belgium to force him to change his identity and age, so as not to return to Congo.

The name Wamanjituka was chosen because it belongs to one of his ancestors, and he was given a birth date less than a year, but it is the same date of the day and month, that is, October 6, 1999, instead of October 6, 1998. The player said that he remained under great threat from his agent, that he might not play the ball again Others, if the matter is disclosed, and the agent now seizes the bulk of his salaries and bonuses.

The player received the sympathy of his club, defended him, and the German Federation decided not to punish him, and he was considered a victim of the manipulation of his agent, especially since he was then young, in addition to being the one who took the initiative to confess because of what happened to him over the past years.

It is noteworthy that Silas came to Stuttgart since 2019, from the FC Paris team, and from that time his star began to shine, until he was chosen as the best rising star.

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