The president of the Gambia FA, Seedy Kinteh, has admitted some players who helped win the African Under-17 Championship have failed age tests.
A total of 51 Gambian youngsters underwent MRI scans in Senegal to help determine their ages ahead of the upcoming Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria.
"Very few of the players failed the test," Kinteh insisted.
When asked if any of those who had failed the test had played at the African Under-17 Championship in Algeria he replied: "Yes, I'd need to check, but it can't be more than 2 or 3."
Following the tests a squad of 28 players was named for a training camp that begins in the UK on Friday.
Football's world governing body, Fifa, has advised teams to be prepared for random age-tests at the Under-17 World Cup.
Hosts Nigeria have also carried out the scans on their squad and the football association president Sani Lulu says they are using the scans to help guide them on the make-up of their squad for next month's tournament.
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