Nigeria Golden Eaglets will make do with only 18 players at the African U-17 Nations Cup qualifiers following the disqualification of six of its players by the MRI scan.
The MRI scan which ruled that the disqualified players were above the 17 years stipulated for the competition.
Meanwhile, Opponents, The Benin Republic fared worse as it has been kicked out of the competition because most of its players are over the age limit.
Nigeria will begin its campaign in the competition holding in the Niger Republic today when it meets Burkina Faso by 4.00 p.m.
Among the remaining players in the Nigerian team are 15 outfield boys and three goalkeepers.
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