UEFA imposes doping ban on Ajax goalkeeper Onana for one year

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Ajax said in a statement that his goalkeeper Andre Onana had mistakenly taken his wife’s medication which caused a restricted diuretic furosemide in his urine.

The Dutch club said on Friday that Cameroon international goalkeeper Andre Ona of Ajax has been suspended for a year for doping. The club said in a statement that Onana had mistakenly taken his wife’s medication, which caused a restricted diodicide to appear in his urine. Ajax said that he expected Onana to have a slight restriction because the substance was “arguably” not a performance booster.

On the morning of 30 October, Onana was feeling unwell, ”the club said in a statement.

“He wanted to take a pill to ease the discomfort. Unknowingly, however, he took Lasimac, a drug his wife had already prescribed.

Onana’s confusion led him to his wife’s medication, eventually taking measures against the goalkeeper by UEFA. “

Ajax said UEFA said Onana, who has played for Cameroon 18 times, had no intention of cheating and said he would appeal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision.

Ajax Managing Director Edwin Van der Sar, former Manchester United goalkeeper, said, “We expected a conditional suspension or postponement for a much shorter period of time than these 12 months, as it would definitely strengthen his body and his Was not intended to improve performance.

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This is the second major setback for Ajax this week who admitted on Thursday that they had made a “huge” mistake in failing to sign Sebastian Holler’s record for the remainder of their Europa League campaign.

The Franco-Ivorian striker joined the club in early January for 22.5 million euros ($ 26.9 million) from West Ham and should have been included in their Europa League roster, but was ignored either way.

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