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22.08.2020 Football News

Ghana Dominated FIFA Youth Tournaments With Over Aged Players - Frimpong Manso

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Ghana Dominated FIFA Youth Tournaments With Over Aged Players - Frimpong Manso
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Asante Kotoko legend, Frimpong Manso has shockingly revealed that Ghana’s dominance at FIFA youth tournaments in the past was due to age cheating.

Ghana’s U – 17 team won the U -17 World Cup in 1991 and repeated the feat in 1995.

However, Ghana has struggled to win any major tournament in recent years since the introduction of the Magnetic Resonance Imagery scan (MRI) to detect overage players.

Speaking on the 25th anniversary of Ghana’s U – 17 World Cup triumph in 1995 in Ecuador, Manso shared that age cheating was the reason why Ghana dominated youth tournaments.

“In the olden days, we used over-aged players for the U17 competitions and we are now suffering in the long run," he told Accra based Happy FM.

"Back then there was no MRI to check the real age of players so we used over-aged players,”

"In the olden days, we used over-aged players for the U17 competitions and we are now suffering in the long run. Back then there was no MRI to check the real age of players so we used over-aged players.

“We don’t get time for the youth side and our obsession of always wanting to win is a problem," he added.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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