Nigeria U-20 head coach John Obuh has denied that some of his players at the African Youth Championship are over the age.
Reports in Algeria suggested that many teams have players at the tournament over the age. Sebastian Migan, the head coach of DR Congo’s U20 team accused the Nigerian side of fielding over-aged players and lamented the development cost his side a place in the semifinal.
Obuh said: “that is not true, all my players are under twenty and whoever has any information that my players are over the age should prove it”.
“We have a young team and they can play for many years again without problems”.
Nigeria now faces Mali on Friday for a third place finish.