Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

Another age fraud has been discovered by Cameroon Football, with 11 more Players under the age of 17 have failed age tests, raising the total to 32.

The Central African Football Federations’ Union countries’ Under-17 teams will compete in the UNIFACC competition, which the African nation’s Under-17 team is preparing for.

In an effort to address the growing issue of age fraud in the nation, Samuel Eto’o, president of the nation’s regulatory organization, Fecafoot, demanded that all players chosen for their minor team undergo MRI scans to determine the players’ age.

In a setback to Eto’o’s efforts to end the practice in the Central African country, 21 members of their Under-17 squad were disqualified earlier this week after failing the tests.

After the original 21 members of the squad were removed, 11 new players that were called up as replacements have also failed tests, according to BBC Sport Africa.

The tests are used to determine a player’s age by scanning their wrists and measuring bone growth. 

In a statement, Fecafoot said Eto’o had given ‘strict instructions’ for the tests to take place ‘in order to put an end to the tampering with civil status records which have, in the past, tarnished the image of Cameroon football.’

They added: ‘Fecafoot urges all actors, in particular educators, to ensure that the ages by category are respected.’

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