Big blow for Ajax. In a press release published on Friday, the legendary Dutch club formalized the 12-month suspension of its goalkeeper Andre Onana for doping, wanted by UEFA. In this same text, the Amsterdam club also explains that it has appealed against this decision. As did the 24-year-old.
“The disciplinary commission of the European Football Association UEFA has imposed a 12-month suspension on André Onana for violating anti-doping rules. After a check out competition on October 30 of last year, the substance Furosemide (Editor’s note: a diuretic) was found in the guardian’s urine. The suspension is effective from today and applies to all football activities, national and international, ”the statement said.
His wife’s medication taken by mistake
To defend his player, considered one of the future great goalkeepers of international football, Ajax explains that Andre Onana “felt bad” on October 30 and took “a pill to relieve himself”. Except that, still according to the press release from the club, the player would have without realizing it Lasimac, “a drug that his wife had already been prescribed”. A treatment prohibited by UEFA, because it is considered doping.
Despite this defense and the assertion “that Onana had no intention of cheating”, the governing body of European football has therefore decided to sanction him. UEFA believes “on the basis of the applicable anti-doping rules, that an athlete has the duty at all times to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his body”.
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