Golden Eaglets will be led by skipper Samson Tijani at the U17 AFCON in Tanzania after he and other members of the squad were given a clean bill of health following another round of MRI age tests in Tanzania.
Stylish defensive midfielder Tijani, who was named MVP of the zonal qualifiers in Niger in September, was a major doubt for the competition because he is on Grade 5.
“He has been cleared to play at the AFCON because his result even in Abuja was a clean Grade 5,” as quoted by ScoreNigeria.
The squad underwent a fresh set of age tests conducted by CAF on Thursday, a day after they landed in Tanzania.
Unlike the zonal qualifiers where two Eaglets were disqualified by the age test, the entire 21-man squad to Tanzania made it this time.
However, hosts Tanzania will be without two players, while Uganda lost a player.
Both teams cannot replace the disqualified players.
Tanzania will battle the Eaglets in the opening game of the tournament tomorrow by 2pm Nigerian time.