Friday, August 5, 2016

Nigeria lose U17 football squad after failing age test

Nigeria have been forced to make last-minute changes to their U17 squad as a 26 first team players failed their mandatory age tests ahead of Saturday’s crucial qualifier against Niger.

The Golden Eaglets have been severely depleted as ALL the starting players have now been disqualified following the compulsory MRI tests.

This coaches must now recall the remaining 24 players who were part of the original 60 players in camp.

The 26 players rocked by the scandal have already left the team’s camp.

Nigeria are five-time FIFA U17 World Cup winners.

Meanwhile, midfielder Abduljabar Sani has been named as captain of the team.

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