Stuttgart reveal prime scorer Silas has been enjoying underneath a false identification

Bundesliga membership Stuttgart has revealed that Silas Wamangituka, who was the workforce’s prime scorer in 2020-21, has been enjoying underneath a false identification.

The ahead started his profession within the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier than shifting to French minnows Ales in 2017. One yr later, he was snapped up by Ligue 1 membership Paris FC earlier than Stuttgart managed to accumulate him in 2019 on a five-year deal.

However the membership has now disclosed particulars that show his switch paperwork have been falsified.

What occurred right here?

Stuttgart has launched an announcement confirming the participant’s actual identify is Silas Katompa Mvumpa and that he was born in 1998 not 1999, which makes him 22 years outdated.

The membership has pledged to assist Silas following his admission {that a} former agent from Belgium modified his private knowledge after gaining management of his checking account and possession of his passport.

The Congolese ahead opened up on the state of affairs through Stuttgart’s web site, insisting he was unable to come back ahead with the reality beforehand because of fears his household’s security might be compromised.

“I’ve lived in fixed concern lately and I used to be additionally very anxious about my household within the Congo. It was a troublesome step for me to disclose my story,” he mentioned. “I solely dared to do that with the assist of my new consultants. I spotted that I now not need to be afraid and that we will put every little thing on the desk collectively. 

“I would not have dared to take this step if Stuttgart, my workforce and VfB hadn’t develop into a second dwelling for me the place I really feel secure. Right this moment I’m very relieved, and I hope that I can even encourage different gamers who’ve had comparable experiences with brokers. 

“I’m deeply grateful to VfB Stuttgart for all of the belief and assist they’ve proven throughout this time.”

Stuttgart: “We are going to defend him”

Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat, acknowledged that Silas will proceed to be part of the squad shifting ahead and praised him for having the braveness to talk out in such testing circumstances.

“Silas stays the participant and the one who has performed his approach into the hearts of our followers and his teammates since he was right here in Stuttgart,” he mentioned.

“By way of the identify change, he’s above all a sufferer. We are going to defend him accordingly. I’ve nice respect for the truth that at his younger age he was nearly on his personal and with out figuring out the implications, he dared to take the step to make clear his state of affairs. 

“We are going to proceed to assist him in each approach potential. Silas is a part of the VfB household. He also needs to play soccer for VfB Stuttgart within the coming season as quickly as he has recovered from his cruciate ligament tear.”

Stuttgart has mentioned it will not be revealing the identify of Silas’s one-time consultant for authorized causes, however the membership’s head of sport Thomas Hitzlsperger says an investigation is now underway.

“We took all measures instantly and alerted all crucial authorities after Silas informed us,” he mentioned. “We make this case public to underline that we’re continuing in a clear approach.”

Silas’s file at Stuttgart

Over the previous two seasons, Silas has performed 58 video games throughout all competitions for Stuttgart, scoring 21 objectives.

Eleven of these tallies got here within the Bundesliga final season and, coupled along with his 13 assists, helped the membership end ninth within the standings.

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