Three Kenya players ejected from CECAFA U17 after MRI tests
Three Kenyan players, Maxwell Mulili, Lesley Otieno and Abdulmalik Abdalla have been ejected from the Under-17 team in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the CECAFA Under-17 Championship after MRI scans revealed they were above the required age and have thus been declared ineligible. This is a blow to head coach Mike Amenga’s plans.
The coach had already lamented he has missed several players who were with their teams for the School Games last month.
FKF in a statement however said they did not do any wrong as they conducted independent MRI tests with only two players from the squad of 30 found to be off age.
“in total, 30 players were subjected to the mandatory tests, with the same confirming that only two were not of the required age bracket.
The two were subsequently dropped from the squad prior to the team leaving for Tanzania, thus giving the federation no reason to doubt the eligibility of the remaining 28, out of which 18 were selected to represent the country in the U17 Afcon qualifiers.
In view of the foregoing, the federation has written to both CAF and the hospital that performed the MRI tests, here, with the aim of not only resolving the same but also ascertaining what caused the discrepancies in the two tests thatwere meant to serve the same purpose,” a statement from the federation led.