Ghana passes age-cheating test but setback for opponents

Ghana’s U-17 men’s team remains intact after CAF’s mandatory pre-competition MRI test on all participating teams.

The test passed the all members of the Black Starlets squad, making them eligible to play at the competition.

However, group opponents, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Congo suffered setbacks after three players each from their teams failed the test on Friday.

All the players who failed the test have been disqualified and will not take part in the competition.

CAF, on the eve of the start of the 2013 African Junior Championships in Morocco conducted test on all players to verify that they fall within the under 17 years age bracket.

The medical team conducted the test which saw the bone density of wrists of the players scanned to ensure an accuracy of at least within one percent under the age 18.