Accra Hearts of Oaks have completed the signing of Emmanuel Nettey from Inter Allies on a free transfer.
Announcing the deal on the internet, Joy Fm sports journalist Gary Al-Smith reported that Emmanuel Nettey is 18 years of age.
Football fans gathered under the post to troll the player as his looks didn’t match the reported age. Screenshots of the post is circulating on social media with many mocking Emmanuel Nettey for age cheating.
The player himself has come out to rubbish the earlier post by Gary Al-Smith. Reaching out to the journalist the player informed him that he is not 18 as the report claims.
Hearts new midfielder Emmanuel Nettey is on Twitter (@Romerojnr10) and has contacted me.
He is *not* 18, as I was told by a club official before updating here.
Nettey asks that we wait for an official announcement where his age will be given.
Apologies to all. pic.twitter.com/Jep4LwGer9
— Gary #JoySports (@garyalsmith) January 14, 2020
Gary Al-Smith has come out swiftly to file another report to counter the earlier one.