The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria all passed the final MRI test conducted by CAF in Tanzania ahead of the opener against the host nation, while Cameroon had three fail the test, Tanzania had two players who also failed the test. Guinea had only one player that failed the MRI test.
Senegal, Uganda, Morroco, and Angola had 100 percent pass rate in the final MRI test before the commencement of the U 17 AFCON in Tanzania .
Nigeria Golden Eaglets have won the competition twice. Can coach Manu boys make the third time? The ticket to qualify for the U-17 World Cup is also a target the team will be setting their eyes on. In the opening match of the competition, the Golden Eaglets defeated the Serengeti boys in a goal fest by 5-4.