Cameroon FA President Samuel Eto’o made an encouraging step over the fight against Age fraud in African football by excluding several players in the U17 Indomitable Lions squad.
The team is preparing for the UNIFFAC qualifying tournament for the upcoming AFCON U17 in Algeria from 8 to 30 April.
However, 21 of them have been sent home by Samuel Eto’o as they failed on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test after cheating on their age.
A fact which particularly irritated Fecafoot president who decided to replace those players by others in the squad.
“The Cameroonian Football Federation informs the public that as part of the preparations for the UNIFFAC Limbe 2023 tournament, qualifying for the next U-17 AFCON, 21 players out of the 30 currently training have failed after the outcome of the MRI tests,” the FA’s press release reads.
“They were immediately removed from the group. Steps were immediately taken for their replacement.
“This action is the result of strict instructions given by the President of FECAFOOT [Samuel Eto’o] acting under the mandate of the COMEX, in order to put an end to the tampering with civil status records which have, in the past, tarnished the image of the apex body of the Cameroon football.
“FECAFOOT urges all actors, in particular educators, to ensure that the ages by category are respected.“