Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Age scandal rocks Eaglets’ camp - As players fail MIR test
UNCERTAINTY revolves round the National U-17 National team, the Golden Eaglets team as the count down to the World Cadet Championship which the country is hosting draws nearer.
SundayTribunesports investigations revealed that only a handful of players that are presently on playing tour of Ghana, failed the MIR test, meant to determine the actual age of the players.
Findings by SundayTribunesports revealed that over sixteen players among those on the tour have failed the test leaving the technical crew with only six players without blemish.
It was further gathered that the affected players in the team which arrived the country yesterday and are presently camped in Ibadan, would be decamped in accordance with the directive of the NFF President Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi.
Although the NFF boss is insisting that he would love the country to defend the championship won two years ago in Korea, but he would not want the country to be embarrassed.
“We are committed to getting it right this time around. We would give the country the best, and that best would be appreciated by the whole world” the Kogi State born soccer administrator had earlier emphasized.
To this end, SundayTribunesports further gathered that the technical crew of the team has already mapped out a plan ‘B’ programme on the ground.
The crew are said to have been grooming another set of players along side the team A which may likely be a new team to present for the World championship that the country would host in October this year.