MRI Scan Exposes Overage Players In Golden Eaglets Camp (See Players)
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Five key players of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have failed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test, few days to the start of the 2019 CAF -17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.

Concise News understands that MRI is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease.

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According to, the test was conducted on Friday, April 5, and five players from the team that qualified Nigeria for the African U-17 tournament have been knocked out.

The Eaglets booked a place in Tanzania by virtue of their emergence as champions of the WAFU U-17 tournament in Niger Republic in 2018 after defeating Ghana’s Black Starlets 3-1 on penalties.

The eight-team competition, which serves as qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, holds from 14 to 28 of April in two venues – National Stadium, Dar es Salaam and
Chamazi Stadium, Mbagala.

Players affected:

Goalkeeper – John Ikedinachukwu Amah

Defender – Muhammed Ibrahim

Midfielders – Hassan Huseini and Babatunde Akinsola Jimoh

Forward – Favour Akem