Saturday, July 06, 2019- Fast rising Kenyan athlete, Zakayo Pingua, has been forced to release his passport and birth certificate to prove he is 17 following doubts over his age on social media.
Zakayo has become a target for online trolls since he won the under-20s 5000m race at the Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco, on June 16.
However, the current 5000m Africa Champion, who runs for Portuguese club, Benfica in Lisbon, has put the rumors to bed by sharing his birth certificate and passport on social media.
According to the documents, Zakayo was born in Narok, Kenya, on November 25, 2001, making him 17.
This is the same date of birth which appears on his International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) profile.
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The Kenyan DAILY POST