Cameroon Football has been rocked by further controversy as 11 further Under-17 players have failed age tests, bringing the total number up to 32.
The African nation’s Under-17 team are preparing for the UNIFACC tournament – contested by the Under-17 sides of Central African Football Federations’ Union countries.
Samuel Eto’o – who is president of the country’s governing body, Fecafoot – called for all players selected for their youth side to undergo MRI tests to determine players’ age in an attempt to deal with the rising problem of age fraud in the country.
21 members of their Under-17 squad were disqualified earlier this week after failing the tests in a setback to Eto’o’s attempts to eradicate the problem in the Central African country.
After the original 21 members of the squad were removed, 11 new players that were called up as replacements have also failed tests, according to BBC Sport Africa.
It leaves coach Jean Pierre Fiala struggling to find replacements and in a race against time to field a team for their fixtures at the UNIFACC tournament.
The tests are used to determine a player’s age by scanning their wrists and measuring bone growth.