After revealing on Tuesday that he had been playing for several years under a false identity, Silas Wamangituka was suspended for three months by the German Football Federation (DFB). The Congolese was also fined 30,000 euros.
Author of a very good season in Stuttgart, Silas Wamangituka revealed on Tuesday that he had in fact been playing under a false identity for several years now, following a manipulation by his former agent. Citizen of the DR Congo, the attacker, passed by Belgium then by Paris FC (Ligue 2), is actually called Silas Katompa Mvumpa. He was born in October 1998, and not 1999 as indicated on his false papers.
In a statement, VFB Stuttgart had indicated that “the reasons (for this manipulation) are not related to questions of residence rights”, claiming to want to fully defend his player, “victim of a plot”.
However, the striker, who scored 11 goals this season in the German league with Stuttgart, was quickly penalized. This Friday, the German Football Federation (DFB) imposed a three-month suspension and a fine of 30,000 euros against the Congolese.
The player himself decided to reveal his false identity
Tuesday, Silas Katompa Mvumpa – whose real name is – decided to confess everything on his own: “I have lived in recent years in permanent anguish, and I have been very worried about my family in Congo”, He explained, revealing his situation, “making my story public has been a difficult step for me to take.”
“I would never have dared to take this step if Stuttgart had not become for me a second home where I feel safe, said the one who will henceforth be called Silas Katompa Mvumpa. I am very relieved and I hope to be able to cheer on other players who have had similar experiences with agents. I am deeply grateful to Stuttgart for all the trust and support. “
Following the announcement of the sanctions by the German Football Federation, the Congolese striker and Stuttgart have accepted the sentence and the judgment is therefore final.