Guelor Kanga: 30-year-old Gabon footballer was born 6 years after mother died

Gabon could be thrown out of the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for fielding an alleged age cheat and identity thief.

It was reported by Africa Top Sports last month that Red Star Belgrade attacker Guelor Kanga could be in serious trouble over allegations he has falsified his identity.

The 30-year-old is a first-team regular in Serbia, while he has featured for Gabon on 35 occasions since his international debut in 2012.

According to the abovementioned report, however, there are concerns that Kanga might have actually been born in DR Congo and that he is, in fact, five years older than he claims to be.

His current passport reportedly states that he was born on September 1, 1990 as Guelor Kanga, but it is believed his real name is Kiaku Kiaku Kiangana, and that he was born on October 5, 1985 in Kinshasa, DRC.

His mother is also said to have died in 1985.

If Kanga is found guilty, the Gabonese Football Federation could face stiff punishment from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

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