The South Sudan U-17 Team to the AFCON U-17 Qualifiers Tournament in Rwanda has been disqualified from the Qualifiers.
According to an official communication released on Friday, this is due to failure by four of their players to pass Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test conducted by the tournament organizers and CAF medical team before the tournament. the MRI Test.
MRIs are used to ensure players taking part in under age competitions are eligible, by scanning the bones in their wrists and was introduced in 2003 by FIFA.
South Sudan was due to face title holders Uganda in the opening game of this year’s tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu, Rwanda.
The tournament will now feature 6 teams with Uganda pitted against Kenya and Ethiopia in group A while group B consists of hosts Rwanda, Tanzania and Djibouti.
On the other hand, all the 20 players of the Uganda U17 squad passed the MRI test conducted on them on Friday.
As per the fixtures, the Uganda Cubs will now take on Kenya on Wednesday December 16, 2020 and Ethiopia a day later.
The competition runs up to the 22nd of December and the two finalists will play in the U17 Total African Cup of Nations-Morocco in 2021.