Stuttgart’s Congolese attacker Silas Wamangituka has been taking part in below a false id, the Bundesliga membership introduced on Tuesday.
Wamangituka’s actual title is Silas Katompa Mvumpa and was born on 6 October 1998 in Kinshasa, and never a yr later as claimed in his paperwork.
“Striker Silas Wamangituka lately made it identified to the membership that he had been the sufferer of manipulation by his former participant agent and that Wamangituka is just not his actual title,” they mentioned.
“With the assist of Stuttgart and a brand new agent, Silas has been working intensively on clearing up the state of affairs and at last obtained the corresponding official documentation from Democratic Republic of Congo a couple of days in the past,” they added.
Wamangituka, who scored 13 objectives in 27 video games final season to assist Stuttgart to a mid-table end, had a trial with Belgian aspect Anderlecht in 2017 and he claimed he was pressured to maneuver to Paris by his former consultant.
He joined second-tier Paris FC after which moved to Stuttgart 2019.
“Over the previous few years, I used to be continuously residing in worry and was additionally very anxious for my household in Congo,” he mentioned.
“It was a tricky step for me to take to make my story public and I might by no means have had the braveness to take action if Stuttgart, my workforce and Stuttgart had not change into like a second dwelling and a secure place to me,” he added.
Stuttgart mentioned they had been in touch with the German league and the nation’s nationwide affiliation to clear up the state of affairs.
“Because of his appreciable efforts to clear up the state of affairs, Silas now has a legitimate Congolese passport together with his appropriate private particulars,” they mentioned.
“It’s within the pursuits of each Silas and Stuttgart to make sure that the state of affairs is dealt with accurately from hereon in,” they added.