English newspaper reveals audio of Byron Castillo where he affirms that he changed his name and age

English newspaper reveals audio of Byron Castillo where he affirms that he changed his name and age

“We crossed the border from Tumaco to San Lorenzo. I used to play there, my parents know everything”, said the soccer player. (75)/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/elcomercio/HLXMLFUCHNE4HCYSVD24QJM2OY.jpg” media=”(max-width: 360px)”/>

English newspaper reveals audio of Byron Castillo where he states that he changed his name and age

English newspaper reveals audio of Byron Castillo where he states that he changed his name and age. (Photo: AP)

The Byron Castillo case continues. After several months of controversy and with a rejection of the FIFA after a claim by Chile for an alleged falsification of documents, the English newspaper Daily Mail revealed an audio where Byron allegedly has a conversation admitting that he changed his name and date of birth.

Although at no time did he indicate that he was born in Colombia, he spoke about “crossing the border” from Tumaco to San Lorenzo, cities in Colombia and Ecuador, respectively. “I arrived and didn't know how to fix those things. They told me: we will help you. I wanted to help my family”.

Marcos Zambrano talked to me and said he was going to help me. I was born in 1995, but the ID (from Ecuador) says 1998. My real name is Byron Javier Castillo Segura (according to documents from Ecuador his name is Byron David)”.

“My father's name is Harrison Javier and my mother is Olga Segura. They know everything, because at first I played there. We crossed the border, we had some tests in San Lorenzo”, added the soccer player, apparently unaware that he was being recorded.

According to the Daily Mail, the audio is from a formal interview conducted by the head of the Investigative Commission of the Ecuadorian Football Federation in 2018.

English newspaper reveals audio of Byron Castillo where he says he changed his name and age