Indian Super League's 'youngest goal-scorer ever' suspended for age fraud

Gourav Mukhi, who made headlines in October when he became the youngest player ever to score a goal in the Indian Super League at 16 years old, has been suspended for lying about his age.

The Jamshedpur FC forward received a six-month suspension from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) this week after it was discovered he's actually 28, according to FOX Sports Asia.

Mukhi's real age was referenced in a story by Jayesh Takhur of The Telegraph in September. His Facebook profile also listed his birthday as April 5, 1999, The Sun's John Hutchinson reports.

"The AIFF Disciplinary Committee found the player Gourav Mukhi guilty on the basis of the evidence presented by him, his admissions and the statements of Manager of U-16 AIFF academy in 2015," the AIFF said in a statement.

"The AIFF Disciplinary Committee also observed that the existing registration of Gourav Mukhi, both in the Central Registration System (CRS) as well as the Competition Management System (CMS) shall stand canceled and revoked with immediate effect, with liberty upon the player/his appropriate club, to submit original valid appropriate documents for fresh registration under CRS and CMS."

Indian Super League's 'youngest goal-scorer ever' suspended for age fraud
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