2019 U17 AFCON: SIX PLAYERS FAILED MRI TEST
BY FOLUSHO ALADE
A total of Six players ,3 from CAMEROUN, 1 from GUINEA and 2 from hosts TANZANIA have failed the MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING MRI test and were promptly eliminated from the lists of players submitted by their various countries for the ongoing U17 AFCON/ AFRICA’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS in TANZANIA according to reports.
CAMEROON’S CAMAL RYAN MOUMBAGNA, ARC-EN CIEL MINTONGA MPAL and ALIOU SOULEYMANOU HENDJI ,TANZANIA’S TEPSI EVANS THEONASY and ZUBERI FOBA MASUDI and GUINEA’S ALPHA BOUBACAR KEITA have all been considered over aged and ineligible for the tournament according details of results of the age detection MRI Test gathered by kick442.com and made available to sportsgaloreng.com
According to sources from the CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL CAF all three countries have no chance of replacing any of the players declared ineligible.
CAMEROON therefore with 3 players eliminated have a squad of 18 players in the competition without 3 of their players being goalkeepers while TANZANIA have just 19 players without a goalkeeper and 20 players are available for GUINEA.
Meanwhile the GOLDEN EAGLETS of Nigeria got a clean bill of health as all the registered players passed the age test.
The 5- time FIFA U17 champions began their campaign on a winning note on Sunday after defeating hosts TANZANIA by 5-4 in a pulsating encounter at the DAR ES SALAAM NATIONAL STADIUM.
The 2019 Under 17 AFCON tournament will also serve as AFRICA’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS for the 2019 FIFA U17 WORLD CUP to be held later in the year.