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SCANDAL: Frank Acheampong's 'bitter' ex-girlfriend says Anderlecht star is 10 years older than his football age

Frank Acheampong

Frank Acheampong

A bitter ex-girlfriend of Anderlecht player Frank Acheampong has accused the winger for being ten years older than he claims to be.

The allegation, published by the Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, came after the Ghana international separated with the 21-year-old Congolese woman.

Acheampong will turn 21 on October 16 this year according to his birth date in his passport.

The ex in question said she was struck twice by Acheampong when she told him about his age.

The former Ghana youth star responded to the accusation by saying: “She cannot stand the fact that our relationship is over. She is looking for attention.”

Acheampong’s Dutch manager has also said it is pure fabrication.

The former King Faisal and Berekum Chelsea player is not the first player to be accused of age-cheating.

Last season, former lover of Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o accused him of lying about his age.

Anna Barranca, an Italian hairdresser, said Eto’o was 39 rather than the 32 documented in his passport.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. nana says:

    Acheampong don’t pay mind koraa ,we all no u not 21 jus play ur good football …u n Boakye assifua n baba rahman be black stars future

  2. Troy says:

    Tweeaaaa! Masa! You think we are small boys? Even me am not 21 how much more you.

  3. king says:

    These players tend to divulge their information to the young irls,because of fake love.The players forget that after they have dumped them,they can also damage them.Anyway Frank could be 38 years because if his strong and hard face.

  4. crab says:

    Saanie Diarra and Frank Acheampong are age mates,35,with strong and horrible faces.

  5. selfmade says:

    Who is the owner of this site? Hr should be ashamed of himself!

    He is one hell of irresponsible guy! Good name is better than riches and this sorry ass website is turning out to be the most useless football site in Africa!

    Is shameful that his noble idea of forming a football site has been turned into a site for jokes and dirty journalism!

    The owner LL one day for his stupid negligence and foolishness by a legal suit!

    If he don’t start to be responsible and sit down unconcerned about all these dirty stuff that goes on here, he ll live to regret it!

    In ghana, the law doesn’t work but one day, they’ll take their nonsenses to an international arena and they ll pay for it!

    Just mark it!

  6. Ike Gunner says:

    This is soooo true, the girl is right and we the guys who used to play soccer early 2000′s in Kumasi knows Acheampong is 31 yrs or older. Truth is all Ghanaian footballers cheat on their age but Acheampong and Odjier is significantly too much of age cheating. I wouldn’t have no problem if you cheat a year or two but 5 years and above is just dummy and crazy. Same with Torric Djibril n the rest. Is Acheampong telling us that he was 16 years when he used to play for king Faisal in 2009? If you ask me I’ll tell you Acheampong is 35 years the minimum for the fact that I 26 years now and when I completed middle school in 2004 Acheampong was my brother who is 36 years play mate at his colts club. Whoever knows Achigoro At Old Tafo in Kumasi can testify to what am saying…… Acheampong for Gods sake accept the fact and don’t even talk else someone who knows you like me can expose you. You’re a good player keep working hard and stop the off the field lies.

  7. Vim says:

    Hahaha, look i have a paper which shows Dominic Adiyiah’s REAL AGE. And mind it is not only him. We it’s not easy to get sele buh they should stop this age thing. Michael Essien completed St. Augustine in 1996 (no be sssce oo), and he played U-17 in 1999. Do the maths. Hahaha ooo Africa, dont blame dem tho. If u earn 50ghc a month dats wot u wud do

  8. banger says:

    CMON GUYS TRUTH BE TOLD FRANK IS NOT THAT YOUNG.HE IS PROBABLY 36 TO 38.WE ALL WILL HAV DONE THE SAME THING IF WE HAD THE CHANCE.I REMEMBER WHEN I USE TO PLAY MY TRADE IN GERMANY MY REALL AGE WAS IN MY PASSPORT.I WANTED 2 CHANGE IT SOO BAD BUT I COULD NOT COS I WAS USIN AN AMERICAN PASSPORT. I WANTED 2 TAKE LIKE 8 YEARS OFF MY AGE BUT COULD NOT DO IT.I WAS ONLY ABLE 2 PLAY FOR 4 YRS. SO GUYS PLS DNT BLAME THESE GUYS.PLSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

  9. Ike Gunner says:

    @Vim, as for Adiyiah he funny give me ruff…. The guy completed Kumasi Anglican 10 years ago, let’s assume he was 18 years when completed high sch then he’s 28 yrs now but adiyiah was 20years when he completed Kumasi Anglican. I remember when he used to visit of his classmate who was a in tenant in our house at kwadaso. Soldier is 30 years at least

  10. Massa says:

    well said @selfmade

  11. selfmade says:

    When are we going to be serious for once as a nation! We are indeed nation of JOKERS! Our morning radio discussions and news are full of joking!

    Our news casters are comedians and jokers and listening to them makes u wonder if it news or concert party!

    Our football commentataries are full of noise and joking! U have to be a joker before u can cast twi news!

    Our political rallies are full of comedians cracking jokes and riddles!!

  12. POPO says:

    Well I know this piece of news will get some of you criticizing why it was placed here in the first place….Somebody like selfmade thinks its utterly stupid to wash our dirty linings in public.Bro fact is truth must be told, I personally interviewed a close friend of Aceampong who told me dude is actually some 14yrs older than his age. He actually completed training college some 10years ago.This attitude of some Ghanaian and African footballers age cheating is becoming too much……It should be some 3years if u want to cheat.but some 11 ,12 yrs is too much…And Vim,i think you got your fact wrong…Essien completed Augusco in 1998..

  13. mukmin says:

    @ popo you are absolutely on the Essien issue and vim is wrong he started at Augusco in 96 and graduated in 99. He was one year my junior he lived in st John’s house I was in st Joseph’s. Bottom line is most players don’t use their right age that’s why some start to decline when the get close “30″ in the football age while the likes of Pirlo, Klose, and Xavi are able to excel well into their 30′s

  14. Rasheed says:

    @banger,please don’t kill me,Frank is what 38 hahahahahahahaha.Your story is also funny.You have made my day

  15. lion-fire says:

    An average 19 year old in Ghana is comparable to a 19 year old in The Western world. Wise up, or we won’t have footballers. These guys you call cheats, Essien etc are the ones who have carried ghana soccer through 3 world cups

  16. banger says:

    BUT RASHEED IS TRUE OO.ALL THESE PEOPLE CRITISIZIN FRANK.IF U GET THE CHANCE TO PLAY IN EUROPE U MEAN 2 TELL ME U WILL NOT CHEAT. CMON LETS GIVE THE GUY A FUCKING BREAK. AFTER 4 YRS I WAS TURN DWN BY A FRANKFURT SECOND TEAM COS OF MY TRUE AGE

  17. banger says:

    MINE U THE CLUBS.DO WAS GOIN 2 PAY ME 5THOUSAND EURO A WEEK. SO CAN U
    BLAME THESE CHRATIN PLAYERS. NO

  18. enock says:

    Frank dated the girl. That is a fact. Frank n the girl r no more n that is a fact. Frank is no where near 30 years n that is a fact. Plse don’t allow him to feel some of the consequences of dating these european ladies. Next times u get the chance to travel plse keep abaiku inside. He
    MIght lash u. Hahahah. Frank van never be 30. His snr brother self is not 30. Cheets

  19. Duncan says:

    Pls dnt let des confuse u pls try to concentrate on ur football

  20. kofi says:

    Essien was my junior in augustines and he completed sssce not the old system u moron. Know ur facts before I critisize

  21. Acheampong is older than his football age,but brothers let’s for get about the age.i first enter europ with the age of 22yrs but white doctor’s cheaked me and said am not 22,i have only 16yrs .And i wasnt born in village,i was born in Konfo Anokye hospital that is gii in Kumasi.we have to over stand that Africa is second class world and Europe too is first class .so befor u African player make it to the bright screen it takes alot tempo.and we cannot compare ourselves to white .they say before 18yrs u are man to deside on your own but that is not our tradition we Africans our own is 25..used your brain and get what you want .so dont critised anybody.let him forcuse on his future,

  22. shieava says:

    i no him very well,he started his career for a team in kumasi called lazio….truly the guy is way above that age.but i think our system support this age cheating because u can acquire birth certificate within hours u just need to get 70 cedis and that’s all…i think we need to adopt the european system where immediately u re born u re registered and giving ur birth certificate and passport…

  23. Popo says:

    Well…..its all good…mukmim i think Essien rather graduated in 1998….he was rather your mate and not your junior….cuz 1996 to 98 is 3 yrs….besides I completed 2000 and knew essien rlly well…its true he was in st.Johns house

  24. kstunna says:

    Its a fact that he’s much older than he claims to be.Its not news at all..The truth is indeed bitter..

  25. kstunna says:

    We all know how easy it is to acquire a birth cert with false information in this country..Lets face the facts

  26. Enock says:

    frank is no where near 30 years. his senior brother is not even 30. the little girl is angry because frank has disappointed her. plse guys next time you travel keep that thing inside. it does happen in life and its one of those things. as Ghanaians we are hurt and deserve to. lets try to forgive him for his foolishness and still pray for him. he can still run with the ball. one day he will make Ghanaians proud as he did for us during the under 20 world cup in Turkey.
    i hope he learn some lessons from it.

  27. kj says:

    Hmmm issues …frank u see wat uve caused..

  28. kj says:

    He x more than his age though ..dats d truth let’s face it.cheat