The tension in the Golden Eaglets camp in Abuja is palpable as a total of 120 successful players will now have to undergo MRI age test in the coming weeks, officials have informed SCORENigeria
This followed a rigorous week of screening of hundreds of young players at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja this past week by coach Nduka Ugbade and his assistants.
“The age test is the big decider,” a top official admitted today.
The qualification for the U17 AFCON in Algeria will begin for the Eaglets in Cape Coast, Ghana, next month in a sub-regional tournament.
Two years ago, the team qualified for the U17 AFCON proper in Morocco, but the competition was eventually cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.