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29/05/2014 07:28 BST | Updated 29/05/2014 07:59 BST

Joseph Minala: Italian Court Confirms Lazio Player Is 17, Not 42

Joseph Minala, the Lazio youth teamer, did not lie about his age, the Italian Football Association (FIGC) has ruled.

A report earlier this year stated the Cameroonian was 42 and not 17 as he had claimed to be, which prompted an investigation from the league's federal prosecutor.

"The investigation did not show any need for disciplinary action," said a statement on the FIGC's website.

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Minala was accused of being 25 years older than he really is

Minala joined the Stadio Olimpico outfit last year, making his Serie A debut in the 2-0 home win over Sampdoria on April 6.