Nigeria’s U17 team will be further decimated after a decision to throw out more players who are on the borderline of a recent age test.
Officials have recommended that players who are on grade 5 of the recent MRI test be asked to go rather than risk them for the FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
FIFA accept grade 5 for the U17 World Cup, but officials have said players on that grade from the recent MRI scan could well be past that grade by the time of the tournament.
There is also the possibility that the MRI machine used in Nigeria may not be as sophisticated as what would eventually be used at UAE.
Confused U17 officials had divided the players on grade 5 into A and B with those in A with a better chance to scale the age test in Dubai.
However, this division was disregarded by medical experts, who said there was no basis for such division.
“The final decision to do away with players on grade 5 has thrown the Eaglets into more confusion as it means many more players will now have to be decamped,” a top official disclosed.
The FIFA U17 World Cup in the UAE will be played from October 17 with the draw to be staged on August 26 in Abu Dhabi.
Source: Citizens Platform
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