NFF moves to check age cheats

Nigeria's football teams continue to be plagued by allegations of age-cheating, and Maigari, in a tacit admission of guilt, informed reporters that measures are being taken.

"We will stop the invitation of any player from the league to the Under-17 team," he said.

Further, players invited to the cadet team must produce authentic credentials with issuing dates not less than 10 years prior.

Additionally, such players would be required to currently be in secondary school, and be in a position to write and be photographed with at least 10 of his or her classmates.

For the Under-20s and Under-23s, players would be required to state their institutions of learning, provide first SSCE results with names of at least 10 classmates.

A list of siblings with names and dates of birth would also be required to be listed in the declaration form.

"It is our determination go put these machinery in motion, backed up by MRI machines to ensure that we detect age cheats in our football," Maigari said. "It is damaging to our football and we have to stop it."