National U17 team players undergo MRI tests ahead of AFCON Qualifiers

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One of the National U17 team's players undergoes an MRI test at the Medanta Africare health center
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The National U17 team was on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, taken through a series of medical tests to ascertain the players age as required by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

This as the team gears up for the upcoming 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations CECAFA Region Qualifying tournament set to be played between August 11, to August 26, 2018, in Tanzania.

“CAF requires us to take the players through the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Pre Competition Cardiac Assessment (PCCA) tests. This is aimed at ensuring that the players that take part in the tournament are not only physically fit but also within the required age bracket,” said FKF General Secretary/CEO Robert Muthomi.

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Medical officers at the Medanta Africare health center carry out a Pre Competition Cardiac Assessment (PCCA) test on one of the junior national team’s players

The team will kick off residential training in Nairobi on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, ahead of the tourney.

Group B

Kenya has been pooled in Group B alongside Uganda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and Djibouti. Group A comprises hosts Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Sudan.

The tournament is set to determine which team takes part in the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations in May 2019 alongside Tanzania, who gain automatic qualification by virtue of being the hosts. The winner of the tournament will thus get the spot, while the runners-up could also make it to the tourney in case Tanzania emerges champions.

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