KickOff can reveal that a player from Mpumalanga Black Aces has tested positive for a banned substance. The City Press newspaper carried a report yesterday that a PSL player is likely to be banned for two years, or that even a lifelong ban could be imposed as the matter is deemed by Safa’s Raymond Hack as a serious infringement.
Upon investigation, KickOff found out that the player was tested on August 26, when Amazayoni lost 2-1 to Jomo Cosmos at the Rand Stadium and the results were sent to Safa by the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport.
The player in question had been playing regularly, but has since missed Black Aces’ last two games against Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates.
The player won’t be named in respect to Safa’s decision not to mention the player’s name until a B-sample has been done, in accordance with the players’ rights. However, the player’s name is known to KickOff.
“We haven’t received a formal notification [from Safa] with regards to this issue and when we do, we will make a formal statement,” Amazayoni PRO Thabo Moroape says.
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