As he became their youngest goal scorer in October at the age of 16, an Indian footballer who made history in the Indian Super League was revealed as a fake for hiding his real age.
Gourav Mukhi, who plays for Jamshedpur FC as a striker, has now been suspended for six months after it emerged that he is actually 28 and not 16 as he listed on league papers.
The club registration was also withdrawn with immediate effect after the striker was suspended according to Mail Online Football.
The statement from the All India Football Federation read: ‘All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee has placed a six-month suspension with immediate effect on the Jamshedpur FC player Gourav Mukhi.
‘The AIFF Disciplinary Committee found player Gourav Mukhi guilty on the basis of evidence provided by him, his confessions and comments made in 2015 by the manager of the U-16 AIFF academy;
‘The AIFF Disciplinary Committee also observed that Gourav Mukhi ‘s existing registration in both the Central Registration System ( CRS) and the Competition Management System (CMS) shall be canceled and revoked with immediate effect, with the right to submit original valid fresh registration documents under CRS and CMS to the player / his appropriate club.’