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Starlets decimated by Fifa MRI's



Ten members of Ghana's Under-17 team failed a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) age test ahead of the 2013 African Championship qualifiers.

All players must undergo the scans of the bone density of their wrists, which Fifa have found are accurate to within one percent for boys aged under18.

This comes as a blow to Ghana's Black Starlets as they play Gambia's Baby Scorpions in October for the first leg of the qualifiers in Banjul.

The Confederation African Football has ordered all federations in Africa to do the test and submit the report ahead of the start of the qualifiers. Fifa has been clamping down on the alleged widespread practice of age-cheating worldwide.

The news has been met with embarrassment by the Ghana Football Association. "We have done the test on the players but unfortunately 10 of them failed," Ghana U17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin said.



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