South Sudan have been disqualified from the U-17 CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers in Rwanda.
Four players from the South Sudan U-17 national team have failed the Magnetic Resonance Imagining(MRI) test which was conducted by the tournament organisers and CAF medical team.
The CAF rules clearly starts a team is disqualified once any of their players fails the MRI test.
South Sudan were to kick off the tournament against defending Champions Uganda (The Cubs) at 1:00pm at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu.
The tournament now remains with six teams grouped in two groups.
Group A has Uganda Kenya and Ethiopia while Group B has Rwanda, Tanzania and Djibouti.
The Cubs will now open their tittle defence against neighbors Kenya on Tuesday 15th December at 1:00pm
The two finalists will have to represent the CECAFA region in the AFCON U-17 Championship in Morocco come next year.