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U-17 AFCON: Two Golden Eaglets players fail MRI test in Niger

The Golden Eaglets skipper and a right fullback of Nigeria has failed the MRI age test in Niger Republic.

The Eaglets presently now have only fifteen outfield players and three goalkeepers eligible for the qualifiers and would have to produce 10 other players for the MRI scan before they picked a final 20-man squad for the qualifiers.

It was further gathered that Burkina Faso had two of their players disqualified on age grounds, while hosts Niger had a player.

Coach Manu Garba had insisted his team had passed the MRI in flying colours in Abuja after it was reported that as many of 15 of 40 players failed the test.

The Eaglets had to produce another 10 other players for the MRI scan before they picked a final 20-man squad for the qualifiers.

Benin Republic are already on their way back home after they were disqualified from the U17 AFCON competition as 10 of their 18 players failed the age test .

Cote d’vioire are the other team in Group B following the disqualification of Benin Republic.

Five times world champions, Golden Eaglets opening campaign is set for today by 4pm against Burkina Faso.

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