Why Lagos Junior League Kick Off Is Delayed -Aromire

The Lagos Junior League, J-League, an U-20 soccer competition, on Friday said that some of the innovations the league was to carry out had delayed the kick-off of its 2014/2015 season.
The League Secretary, Barrister Taofik Aromire, said in Lagos that some innovations such as players’ age screening and training of match officials were delaying the season’s kick-off.
The Junior League players are to be screened with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, the internationally approved system of age detection, to forestall age cheat.
Aromire, who spoke the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, added that the decision was prompted by the series of complaints the body had received on the fielding of over-aged players.
“The issue of age censorship forms is the fulcrum of the reformation agenda which the management is taking seriously.
“We are going to make sure this fourth edition begins on a sound footing devoid of such sharp practices to protect the image of the Junior League,’’ he said.
He called on the managers of the 20 clubs intending to participate in the forthcoming season to present their players for bio-data capture and accreditation.
The league scribe said that such step would curtail the unwholesome practice of fielding over-aged players and switching them from one club to another.
“At the beginning of each season, we take inventory of players and ID cards are issued,” Aromire said. He said that the management would soon announce the kick-off date.

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