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Ten Ghanaian U-17s fail age test
SuperSport.com, June 19th, 2012 4:52PM
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Ten players on the Black Starlets, Ghana's under-17 national team, failed an MRI age test that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has ordered all federations in Africa to do before the 2013 African Under-17 Championship qualifiers.

The scans of the bone density of wrists have been found to be accurate to within one percent for boys aged under-18. The MRI tests are being used to clamp down on the alleged widespread practice of age-cheating. CAF warned that players who skip the test will be ineligible to participate in the African Under-17 Championship to be held in Morocco.

CAF conducted the first MRI tests on players before the 2011 African U-17 Championship held in Rwanda. Eight Gambian players failed the MRI test. This time, CAF is conducting the tests before qualifying. The Black Starlets are scheduled to play Gambia's Baby Scorpions in October for the first leg of the qualifiers in Banjul.

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