The Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] has okayed the number of players chosen by national U-17 coach, Manu Garba for the mandatory Magnetic Resonance Imagery [MRI] scan, which would be performed on the Golden Eaglets ahead of the zonal qualifiers for the 2019 Africa U-17 Nations Cup billed for Tanzania.
The Eaglets are scheduled to commence their campaign in the qualifiers against the Republic of Niger on September 2nd.
Sixty players are expected to participate in the test to ascertain if they truly fall in the age bracket for next year’s championship and as well find out if they are fit enough for the hostilities.
According to The Guardian, NFF Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi said plans were concluded for the players to undertake the MRI test in a few days from now as the federation is bent on following all the rule for assembling a formidable squad ahead of the African championship.
“All the logistics for the test have been put in place. The coach, who is in a better position to give you more details.”
Nigeria is placed in Group B for the Africa U-17 Nations Cup qualifying series together with Burkina Faso, Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire and the Niger Republic.
Qualifying for the Tanzania 2019 U-17 African Nations Cup will enable the Golden Eaglets to compete for one of Africa’s tickets to the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
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