Admin l Tuesday, July 27, 2021
CAIRO, Egypt – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended Nigeria’s Oladapo Augustine, one of the players in Enyinba Football Club for doping related offence.
According to CAF, samples of Oladapo Augustine urine test was collected in match N °153 between Pyramids FC (Egypt) Vs Enyimba FC (Nigeria), played on 16th of May 2021 in the frame of Total CAF Confederation Cup 2020/2021 was considered positive due to the presence of a prohibited substances “Prednisolone/Prednisone”.
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.
CAF said in a statement that 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 22nd June, CAF received the reply of Enyimba club through NFF indicating that the player has elected not to request the analysis of the ‘B’ sample.
The club, according to CAF had indicated that any trace of the prohibited substance might have resulted from the prescribed medication the player was on during the same period, and they have communicated the club’s doctor’s report detailing the medications that were prescribed.
The Team physician, CAF said has highlighted the clean record of the player and that he had no intention for enhancing his performance by consuming these medications.