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Nigeria/Cote d'Ivoire: Nigerians, Ivoirians, Congolese Fail MRI Test

Three players each from Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Congo have failed MRI tests conducted by CAF on Friday. This was a mandatory requirement before the kickoff of the U-17 African Cup in Morocco.

With the competition starting Saturday, Ghana's U-17 men's team remains intact as the test passed the all members of the Black Starlets squad. This makes them eligible to play at the competition. 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.

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