Age-cheating has long been a big issue in Africa and according to former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, it is one of the main problems facing the Black Stars.
Ghana suffered a humiliating group-stage exit at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
Black Stars finished the competition with only one point - losing to both Morocco and Comoros and drawing with Gabon.
“Me personally, I think our main problem at the moment is age cheating.” He told CitiSports.
“Most of our players are overaged, a player who is 30 plus definitely is burnt out.
“If you watch the tournament carefully, those who have those who have relatively younger than we do.
“To me, that is what the GFA should watch carefully at, if you want a boy that is 15, let him be 15, don’t tell us he is 18."
Ghana will renew their 71-year-old rivalry with their West African neighbours, Nigeria when both battle for a single ticket to the global showpiece in Qatar.
Four-time African champions, the Black Stars will host the first leg with the reverse encounter in Nigeria, both to hold between 24th – 29th March.