Doping: FIFA ban goalkeeper Gbohouo for 18 months

By Oviri Kelvin

Ivorian national team player Sylvain Gbohouo has been handed 18 months ban by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) after he was found guilty of testing positive for trimetazidine.

In a report by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, the substance is against the anti-doping law and also violates the WADA’s list of prohibited substances.

Following the ruling, the Ivorian International suspension according to the Disciplinary Committee started from the day the chairman of the committee issued him a suspension on December 23, 2021.

“As a result of the presence of the prohibited substance in his sample, the player was found to be in violation of article 6 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations as read in conjunction with article 17 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code,” FIFA said. The Trumpet Gathered

“The aforementioned suspension period starts on 23 December 2021, the date on which the player was provisionally suspended by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

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“In line with article 30 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, the suspension covers, inter alia, all types of matches, including domestic, international, friendly and official fixtures,” FIFA concluded.

Goalkeeper Gbohouo, 33, on return to action probably in June 2023 after serving the ban which restricts him from all football-related activities, would have clocked 35.

Gbohouo tested positive during a FIFA World Cup qualifying match on November 16, 2021.

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