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Kenyan trio among dozen kicked out of U-17 Africa Nations Qualifiers

15:41 GMT+4 11/08/2018
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Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan also fall victims of the effective Caf machines

Three Kenyan players were among the 12 caught in the attempted age cheating ahead of the U-17 tournament in Tanzania.

An MRI scan by the Confederation of Africa Football nabbed Lesley Otieno, Maxwell Mullili and Abdulmalik Hussein Abdallah - all found to be above the required age bracket.

This comes in the wake of Football Kenya Federation having conducted a similar exercise before the team departed for Tanzania.

Caf Vice-President of Medical Committee, Yacine Zerguini also sent home three Ugandan players; Kafumbe Joseph, Elvis Ngonde and Oluka George, while host Tanzania had two over-age players.

The duo, according to Tanzanian publication Binzubeiry, are Fred Chande and Jafary Mtoo.

None of the six participating countries were spared in the attempted age-cheating scheme by the Cecafa regional members.

Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan also fall victims of the effective Caf machines. Pitia Alberto (South Sudan), Abdoul Intwari (Burundi), Gamel Abdou Kamal (Sudan) and Oluka George were also sent home.

The regional games are set to kick-off on Saturday with the winner grabbing a ticket to the U-17 Africa Nations Champions to be held in Tanzania.

Kenya will kick-off her campaign on Monday against South Sudan.