The method been employed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in removing age cheats from the Nigeria U-17 team has been revealed to Owngoalnigeria.com.
The players under the tutelage of coach Manu Garba have been training seriously in Abuja the last two months but most of the players picked up during the one month screening exercise have been decamped due to issues bothering on age falsification.
As many as 14 players have so far been sent parking from the team on account of age cheat as the team step up preparations for their first 2017 Africa U-17 Championship qualifiers against Niger Republic next month.
We gathered most players who falsify their ages are usually in possession of two international passport and with different ages on each but usually bearing same number.
Eagle eyed officials of the NFF usually use the passport number to trace if the player has two passports with different ages and that has so far been working for the football house in their bid to curb the menace of age cheat in Nigeria football.