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.

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

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.

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

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

Their opening campaign is set for tomorrow afternoon by 4pm against Burkina Faso.


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