LFA Withdraws U-17 for Lack of Age Detector Machine Test

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The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has announced the withdrawal of Liberia from CAF U-17 Championship.

Secretary General Alphonso Armah confirmed yesterday that the U-17 was pullout from the championship because of the unavailability of a doctor to use the machine to determine and confirm the ages of the players as required by CAF.

Armah said information indicates that there is an MRI scanning machine at the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita but “we could not get a doctor to carry out the test.”

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scan) commonly known as Age’s Detector Machine is a radiology technique that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures, and can also be used to determine the age of a person from the scanned bones.

Liberia’s withdrawal would be subjected to fine which Armah said the LFA is willing to pay, than to be subjected to shame for fielding overage players.


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