WAFU U-17 Cup: Ghana drop several players from squad after failing MRI test

Several players have been dropped from the Black Starlets squad after failing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) tests ahead of the WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations.

The tournament is scheduled to take place at the Cape Coast in Ghana and will kick off from June 12 to June 24, 2022.

But a report by Graphic Sports indicates that the hosts are under pressure to raise a team after some players failed the MRI test.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin’s preparation for the tournament was disrupted after team physician, Dr. Prince Pambo, raised issues with some results of the MRI tests.

A CAF official was called in to supervise another MRI test, after which Dr. Pambo’s result was confirmed, hence the decision to axe the affected players from camp.

According to the report, an emergency justifier was organized last Friday to recruit new players as a result of some players who were in grade six.

“From what I have seen, we are not going to be the only country to be affected. I saw Togo’s squad and the boys that they are lining up look much older than the Ghanaians, so I am sure they will all be affected,” the source is quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, the WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations is expected to be keenly contested, with a slot in the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations up for grabs.

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