Recently, the Golden Eaglets team were required to verify their true ages through the use of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. However, fifteen of them have failed the test! They were detected during the Grade 1 test ordered by FIFA for all countries intending to participate at any international age-grade tournament.
“If you factor the record and facial looks of the players, you might
think that three quarter of the players will pass the test, but the MRI
test is going to be a rigorous examination now as FIFA is insisting on a
Grade 1 test instead of Grade 5 and it is difficult to know who will
scale through that. There is no guarantee that even a player within
stipulated age range will scale through,” Garba said on Monday.
What do we call our situation in this great country...Is it a matter of going to the drawing board like we always say...i dont think so, rather, do the right thing...am sure you know...