NFF To Conduct Fresh Test On Six Players Amidst Allegations Of Victimization Of Some Players

Published on: 12 June 2019

The Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) will conduct another round of Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( MRI) Test on six players of the Nigeria U17 team that failed the last test prior to the Africa U17 Cup of Nations, can exclusively reveal

NFF decided to conduct the test after one player who allegedly failed the test alongside six others passed same test in another hospital and also same hospital where the first test was done.

36 Lions Azeez Oseni was among the players said to have failed the test as he fell into grade six per the result of the second test done on the players, a result which his team disputed and went for further test.

The first test done in Lagos certified him fit for the U17s and to be sure of the results, the management of his team decided that the player should return back to the hospital in Abuja where it was reported that he failed the test.

To the surprise of everyone including the coach of the Nigerian team when they were made aware few days ago, Oseni passed the test with flying colors and that immediately sparked talks of victimization on certain players.

Oseni’s case is one of the several issues that has made the NFF to organize another round of test for six players including Oseni who were key players for the team before the U17 AFCON where they finished 4th but yet qualified for the World Youth Championship. gathered that the test will be conducted on the players when the team resume training for the WYC with the NFF also investigating the likelihood of ‎sabotage as the tests and results was handled by staff of the federation attached to the team