As a result of conducting an age test on Cameroon’s under-17 (U-17) national soccer players, 21 out of 30 failed.
The British BBC reported on the 6th that “As a result of the Cameroon Football Association’s recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) age test for 30 U-17 players, 21 did not pass.”
The African Football Confederation (CAF) U-17 Championships will be held in Algeria in April this year, and Cameroon will have regional qualifiers from the 12th along with Congo, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.
Cameroon conducted additional tests earlier this year, but it is known that 11 people failed again.
The current head of the Cameroon Football Association is Samuel Eto’o, who played for FC Barcelona and Inter Milan.
The age test this time was also conducted more strictly than in previous years under the direction of Etoo. 메이저사이트
The BBC explained, “The image of Cameroon’s football has deteriorated due to the falsification of identity records that have been raised in the past, and the intention is not to repeat this.” I urged you to do it,” he said.
African teams have traditionally been strong in age-specific competitions, but each time they have been accused of ‘deceiving their age’.
In the FIFA U-17 World Cup, out of a total of 18 competitions, Nigeria won 5 times and Ghana won twice.
Cameroon won the 2003 and 2019 African U-17 Championships.
FIFA has also been examining the age of players through MRI since the 2009 U-17 World Cup.