Egyptians register 74-year-old player

African Football

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have registered what is reportedly the oldest professional player in world football.

The EFA announced on Tuesday the registration of 74-year-old Eez Eldin Bahder with third division club 6th October.

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The Federation has invited the Guinness Book of Records to attend a fixture to confirm him as the oldest ever professional footballer when he takes the field in an official game.

It has been claimed that Bahder has no previous history of the game in the country and is a relatively unknown figure amidst the media attention that has since erupted in North Africa.