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All is not well at Ajax. After Sébastien Haller was mistakenly left out of their Europa League squad comes the news that their goalkeeper, Andre Onana, has been handed a 12-month suspension for failing an out-of-competition doping test, with the club claiming he accidentally took medicine meant for his wife’s consumption. They had hoped for a conditional suspension but the ban is effective from today. The club has released a statement.
On the morning of October 30, Onana was feeling unwell. He wanted to take a pill to ease the discomfort. Unknowingly, however, he took Lasimac, a drug that his wife had previously been prescribed.
Onana’s confusion resulted in him mistakenly taking his wife’s medicine, ultimately causing this measure to be taken by UEFA against the goalkeeper.
The disciplinary body of the European football association, UEFA, has imposed a suspension of 12 months on Andre Onana for a doping violation.
Yes, it had fully evaded my attention until now. Bayern Munich play Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga tonight, then fly to Qatar to play Al Ahly in the semi-finals on Sunday. Palmeiras, who only won the Copa Libertadores last week, play Tigres UANL, who beat the Korean club Ulsan in the quarter-final on Thursday. Al Ahly beat Al-Dusain – of Qatar and coached by the former Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi – on Thursday.
Just seen the FIFA Club World cup is currently going on in Qatar. That had passed me by and i thought that would have been cancelled a long time ago but then i realised FIFA..