The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned the Captain of Enyimba soccer membership, Oladapo Augustine for a yr over a doping violation.
Announcing the ban by way of a press release on Monday, CAF stated it discovered the prohibited substance “Prednisolone/Prednisone” in urine collected from Oladapo after the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2020/2021 first leg fixture in Cairo.
Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid prescribed to deal with situations resembling bronchial asthma, COPD, and rheumatologic ailments.
“CAF Disciplinary Board decided to suspend the player Augustine Oladapo from all football related activities for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of notification of the provisional suspension namely 4th July 2021,” the assertion partly learn.
The ban, in line with CAF, commenced from 4th July 2021, the date of notification of the provisional suspension.
CAF added, “The result of the player Oladapo Augustine urine test in Bottle “A” which was collected in match N °153 between Pyramids FC (Egypt) Vs Enyimba FC (Nigeria), performed on sixteenth of May 2021 within the body of Total CAF Confederation Cup 2020/2021 was thought-about optimistic because of the presence of a prohibited substance “Prednisolone/Prednisone”.
“On 18th June 2021, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was informed of the result and asked the player to indicate if he wishes to request the analysis of sample “B”.
“On twenty second June, CAF obtained the reply of Enyimba membership by NFF indicating that the participant has elected to not request the evaluation of the ‘B’ pattern.
“The membership had indicated that any hint of the prohibited substance might need resulted from the prescribed medicine the participant was on throughout the identical interval, they usually have communicated the membership’s physician’s report detailing the drugs that had been prescribed.
“The player Oladapo Augustine was provisionally suspended from all football activities until a final decision is rendered by CAF Disciplinary Board.”
Earlier in May, the People’s Elephant midfielder examined optimistic for a banned substance in a routine take a look at carried out on him after the two-time CAF Champions League winner’s recreation towards Pyramid FC of Egypt.