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MRI Test: We are still waiting for NFF–Eaglets coach

With less than three weeks to the commencement of the U-19 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are still waiting on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to conduct the mandatory MRI test fot its players. The 13th edition of the biennial competition will hold from April 14 to 28 in Tanzania with eight countries in attendance.

“We have submitted the list of players to the federation and it appears that we are behind time because we are expected to submit a list of 25 players to the Confederation of Africa Football two weeks before our first match,” said Garba.

He said from the pool of players in camp, Garba said he could boast of 20 players eligible to make the final cut, but he has decided to remain on the side of caution until the MRI test is done.

“Remember when we went to Niger we had several players that scaled the test but right now l cannot say if we that position still stands which is why l would have wanted the MRI to be conducted on time, ” said the coach.

The MRI test is expected to cost the NFF around 4m Naira.

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Meanwhile, the team has continued their preparation in their own way as the Nigeria Golden Eaglets on Wednesday beat Kaduna based Muntunchi FC 7-0 in a friendly played at the Abuja National Stadium. Two days earlier they struggled to a 1-0 victory over John Utaka Football Academy.

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