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Ajax set to appeal Onana’s 12-month UEFA ban for failing doping test

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Dutch champions, Ajax, are set to appeal the 12-month suspension of goalkeeper Andre Onana by UEFA for failing a doping test last October.

The club made the disclosure today in response to the suspension which takes effect from today, February 5th 2021, binding on all football activities at both national and international level.

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Explaining the situation, the club said: “On the morning of 30 October Onana did not feel well. He wanted to take a tablet. Unwittingly, however, he took Lasimac, a drug that his wife had previously been prescribed.”

However, Ajax said they would appeal the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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The club added: “Onana made a mistake with the product and mistakenly took his wife’s medicine, which ultimately led to UEFA’s action against the goalkeeper. The football association’s disciplinary body ruled that he did not intend to cheat. However, the European Football Association believes that, according to the prevailing anti-doping rules, an athlete has a duty at all times to ensure that no prohibited substances enter the body.”

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-Sky Sports

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