Cadet national team, Golden Eaglets coach, Manu Garba can now heave a sigh of relief, as his plans for the Africa U-17 Nations Cup zonal qualifiers will get back on course, following the release of funds for Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) scans of his players.
Barely 24 hours after Manu spoke out about uncertainty stalling his focus on the zonal qualifiers in Niger Republic, cash has now been released for the mandatory MRI scans to determine those among his players who are qualified for the age-grade competition.
Information on offer from the Eaglets’ camp reveals that the tests will now be carried out this weekend, as money for the process has been transferred to the team’s administrator, Sirajo Hassan.
At least 60 players will undergo the tests ahead of the zonal U17 AFCON qualifiers slated for Niger from September 2.
Only the overall winners of the zonal qualifiers will advance to the tournament proper in Tanzania next year.
The Eaglets have been drawn in Group B alongside Cote d’Ivoire, Benin and Burkina Faso, ahead of which Manu is apprehensive of a repeat of last year’s setback, when 23 of his first team players failed MRI scans.