Sierra Leone’s U17 Team Undergo MRI Test ahead of Tanzania clash


The Sierra Leone National U17 football team has commenced undergoing the Magnetic Resonance Imagine (MRI) test at the EcoMed Advanced Medical Diagnostics Hospital in Freetown.

The Sierra Leone junior side is preparing ahead of the September 1st, Tanzania 19 African Cup Of Nations Qualification to be played in Senegal.

CAF requires the U17 teams in Africa to take players through the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Pre Competition Cardiac Assessment (PCCA) tests, making sure that the players that are not only physically fit but also within the required age bracket.

Ten out of a total of Thirty Five technically selected players underwent the test on Friday August 24 and the process is set to continue the next day with the remaining boys.

According to the Medical experts at the EcoMed hospital, the test results will be available in 48 hours after the the entire exercise.

A statement from the Sierra Leone FA states that: Only players not older than 15 years 6 months will be qualified to play in the U17 category.

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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.


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