According to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) any player who fails the test at this stage is not replaced. The MRI test helps to determine the age bracket a player falls in.
Cubs team will undergo the mandatory Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests
this morning in Dar es Salaam ahead of the start of the U-17 Total Africa Cup
of Nations (Afcon).
the Cameroon and Morocco teams were the first teams to undergo the tests at the
Muhimbili National Hospital.
the Confederation of African Football (CAF) any player who fails the test at
this stage is not replaced. The MRI test helps to determine the age bracket a
player falls in.
team of the Uganda Cubs team led by new coach from Ghana Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin
will keep their fingers crossed during the tests so that they do not have any
the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) carried out MRI tests on
the players after returning from the Invitational tournament in Turkey and two
key players Ibrahim Ekellot (KCC FC) and John Rogers (Onduparaka) failed the
Afcon will take place April 14-28th with eight teams featuring and matches
taking place at the National Stadium and the Chamazi Complex, home of Azam FC.
Coach Kwesi Fabin said his boys have prepared well and the first task will be to qualify for the U-17 FIFA World Cup. "The boys know they must fight because no team is easy in the tournament," added the coach.
The Uganda Cubs who
have been camping in Nairobi, Kenya for 10-days before traveling to Tanzania on
Wednesday morning will open their campaign against Angola on Sunday evening. The
hosts Tanzania will battle Nigeria in the opening match at the National
The four best
two teams in the two groups will automatically qualify for the U-17 FIFA World
Cup to take place in Brazil.