Ghana Under-17 assistant coach, Nurudeen Ahmed has bemoaned the mandatory MRI scans is denying the country some top talents despite falling within the age brackets for the upcoming Fifa U-17 World Cup in India.
Ghana is housed in Group A alongside Colombia, USA and hosts India for the October 6-28 tournament.
Speaking to starrsportsgh.com, coach Nuru said the Black Starlets’ squad strengthening exercise ahead of the World Cup has been mostly challenged by the age-fraud checker instituted by Fifa.
“You will see a good player, pick him and after, the MRI scan will reject him. Then it means you have to go back to square one and that alone is very challenging.
“It always dashes your hopes and then you have to start all over again.
“Even a goalkeeper from WAFA we were relying on didn’t pass the MRI test and some other good players we recruited also failed the MRI test and that has been the challenging part of our preparations,” he noted.
The Black Starlets have a little over 40 days to begin their world Cup campaign against Colombia on October 6.
As part of their final preparations, the two-time Africa and world champions are scheduled to leave for Denmark in the first week of September for a training tour and later face Spain in a friendly match.