The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has suspended Jamshedpur FC winger Gourav Mukhi for six months after the disciplinary committee found him guilty of age fraud.
Earlier the youngster made the news after he scored a goal against BFC making him the youngest player to score in the ISL at the age of 16. Later reports emerged that the player had been suspended by AIFF for age fraud back in 2015 after he participated in an U-15 tournament for Jharkhand and was well above 18 years old.
AIFF released a statement today stating “The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee has imposed a six-month suspension on Jamshedpur FC player Gourav Mukhi, starting with immediate effect.
The AIFF Disciplinary Committee found Mukhi guilty on the basis of the evidence presented by him, his admissions and the statements of the Manager of U-16 AIFF academy in 2015.
In addition, the AIFF Disciplinary Committee also observed that the existing registration of Mukhi, both in the Central Registration System (CRS) as well as the Competition Management System (CMS) shall stand cancelled 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.”