U-17 Golden Eaglets Fail MRI Test Ahead Of Saturday’s U-17 AFCON Qualifier Against Niger

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At least 26 players out of 60 have failed the mandatory MRI screening ahead of Saturday’s U-17 AFCON qualifier against Niger.

The tests conducted last week uses an exceptionally strong magnet and radio frequency waves to generate image of the body to understand the cause of several health issues and in football, especially to determine age (range) of players.

A top official revealed to AfricanFootball.com, that there were concerns about the quality of the players who will not be eligible to play. He said: “It is a disaster. Virtually the first team the coaches have been working on have been disqualified. It’s a serious problem.” Some of the players were reportedly in tears, when the final results were made public on Wednesday. The affected players have since left the team’s training camp in Abuja.

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