AFF clears Timor-Leste's Freitas of age fraud

Paulo Domingos Gali da Costa Freitas has been cleared by the AFF to play at the U-15 football championship, but he will not play a part with Timor-Leste having been eliminated.
Paulo Domingos Gali da Costa Freitas has been cleared by the AFF to play at the U-15 football championship, but he will not play a part with Timor-Leste having been eliminated.PHOTO: AFF SUZUKI CUP

Timor-Leste Under-15 captain Paulo Domingos Gali da Costa Freitas, who was accused of being overage last week at the ongoing Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-15 Championship, has been deemed eligible to participate in the tournament.

A statement on the AFF website, released on Sunday, read: "The AFF Ad Hoc Disciplinary & Ethics Committee ruled that the protest lodged by Myanmar and Singapore was unfounded and dismissed accordingly.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2019, with the headline 'AFF clears Timor-Leste's Freitas of age fraud'. Print Edition | Subscribe