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Bakery’s Fraud Saga: Club Appeals Defeat Contesting Eligibility of Gambian Player

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A club in the German second division has lodged an appeal contesting the eligibility of embattled Gambian winger Bakery Jatta, Foroyaa Sport can report.

The 21-year-old was involved in his club Hamburg’s 1-0 win over opponents VFL Bochum 1848 in a league duel last Friday.

And aware of the saga circling over the Gambian who is being accused of falsification of documents and age-cheating, VFL Bochum has written to the German league disciplinary committee.

Bochum, yet to win a game out of three outings, are seeking to have Hamburg forfeited of the points over their fielding of Bakery whose identity is subject of intense scrutiny.

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German publication BILD insists Jatta is not who he claims to be – a saga that has courted media attention owing to the magnitude of the club he plies his trade with.

The wide-man was invited over for questioning at the German football association headquarters and has been asked to send in a letter detailing his answers over the allegations levelled against him.

A judgment to the case is expected this week.

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