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Cameroon Goalkeeper Handed One Year Doping Ban

Cameroon and Ajax FC goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a one-year suspension for failing an out of competition doping test.

The custodian who was recently linked with a move to Chelsea is understood to have accidentally taken medication that belonged to his wife, according to his club side.

As a consequence, UEFA has banned Onana after finding the forbidden Furosemide substance in his Urine following a test that was done in October 2020.

His suspension which applies to all football activities, will take effect from Friday, February 05.

Ajax who currently sit seven points clear at the top of the Dutch Eredivisie have confirmed that they 1ill appeal Onana’s ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sports ((CAS).

If the ban is withheld, Onana will miss Ajax’s domestic or European matches, including their Europa League campaign this season where they face Lille in the last 32 later this month.

He will also be unavailable for Cameroon until February 2022, including at the Africa Cup of Nations – should they qualify – which has been rescheduled to January next year.

The final two games of Cameroon’s qualifying campaign are in March, away to Cape Verde and home to Rwanda.

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