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Nigeria Vs Cote d’Ivoire: Golden Eaglets Cry Foul Over MRI Test

Nigeria Faces MRI Test Hurdle As 13 Players Set To Conduct MRI Test On Match-day Against Ivory Coast

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets may have to overcome football politics before they can be able to pick the semifinal ticket in the WAFU U17 Cup in Lome, Togo.

This follows a statement signed by the team’s media officer, Francis Achi, who alleged that the five-time world champions are facing challenges ahead of today’s game against Cote d’Ivoire.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will play against Baby Elephants in their group opener today, while Ivory Coast who came a day after Nigerians arrival have completed their MRI Tests, 13 Nigerian players are yet to go through the test and are expected to conduct the test on the match-day.

The statement signed by the media officer reads in part,

“From all indications, it appears that there is a massive conspiracy against the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria here in Lome, the venue of WAFU B U 17 tournament.

“The Golden Eaglets were the first to land Lome, Togo on Sunday for the Tournament. As at the time of filing this report the team is yet to do the mandatory MRI tests for the players.

The Golden Eaglets waited 1pm Togo time for the MRI tests, sadly the players are to conduct the test.

“The WAFU B Tournament organisers rescheduled the MRI test to 9:00 pm (Togo time) and the more shocking thing is that only twelve players will undergo the MRI tests this evening while the remaining 13 players will have theirs by 7:00am tomorrow the day of the game.

Meanwhile, the Baby Elephants that came in yesterday (Tuesday) have all performed their MRI tests, gone back to their hotel to relax ahead of the today’s game against Nigeria.”

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