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Liberia Sports Minister Says U-17 Age-Cheating Scandal ‘Totally Unacceptable’

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Liberia Sports Minister Says U-17 Age-Cheating Scandal 'Totally Unacceptable'

Following Liberia’s disqualification of their men’s team from the Africa Cup of Nations Under-17 qualifiers, Liberia’s Sports Minister, Zeogar Wilson has slammed the country’s football body (LFA) for the scandal.

Following this incident, according to Naija News, Liberia has been eliminated from the regional tournament, joining Djibouti and Sudan to be the third country to be disqualified for age cheating.

Two players from Liberia failed an MRI test that was administered by the West African Football Union (WAFU) in accordance with rules set forth by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and as a result, the team was disqualified on Monday.

This is totally unacceptable to us. It has brought embarrassment to the country. Those responsible must be held accountable,” The Sports Minister stated.

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Ayomide holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and currently works as a News Writer. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism, with a strong background in researching and writing compelling news.