Kenya U-17 boys’ team were subjected to age test ahead of the upcoming 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
The players were taken through a series of medical tests to ascertain their rightful ages as required by Confederation of African Football.
The National U17 team has on Tuesday July 24, 2018, undergone Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) tests ahead of the Africa U17 Cup of Nations Qualifiers set to be played between August 11 and August 27, 2018 in Tanzania #CreatingTheFuture #FKF pic.twitter.com/rVclASC8MK— Football Kenya Federation (@Football_Kenya) July 24, 2018
“Caf requires us to take the players through the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) tests to ensure that the players who take part in the tournament are not only physically fit but also within the required age bracket,” FKF CEO Robert Muthomi noted.
The team will kick-off residential training in Nairobi on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, ahead of the tourney set to be played between August 11-26, in Tanzania.
Kenya has been pooled in Group B alongside Uganda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and Djibouti. Group A comprises hosts Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Sudan.
Winner of the tournament will book a ticket to the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in May 2019 alongside Tanzania, who gained automatic qualification by virtue of being the hosts.