Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a 12- month suspension following a stopped working doping test.
The Cameroonian invested his youth profession at Barcelona, prior to joining the Dutch giants in2015 In the 2016/17 season, he developed himself as the club’s top goalkeeper, and has given that made over 200 appearances for the club.
During his time at Ajax, Onana has won a league title and a KNVB Cup, in addition to reaching the Champions League semi-finals in the 2018/19 season.
In October, he tested positive for Furosemide– a prohibited compound. Today it has actually been exposed that he will serve a year-long ban, effective right away.
Ajax have confirmed via a club declaration that they will appeal the restriction, declaring that the goalkeeper did not intend to break the guidelines.
As estimated by Sky Sports, Ajax said: “On the morning of 30 October Onana did not feel well. He wanted to take a tablet. Unsuspectingly, however, he took Lasimac, a drug that his spouse had previously been recommended.
” Onana made a mistake with the product and incorrectly took his other half’s medicine, which ultimately caused UEFA’s action versus the goalkeeper. The football association’s disciplinary body ruled that he did not mean to cheat.”
Former Manchester United goalkeeper and Ajax handling director Edwin van der Sar has likewise jumped to the defence of the 24- year-old, mentioning that the drugs were “demonstrably not suggested to strengthen his body and thus improve his performance.”
If the restriction is upheld, it would rule Onana out of the African Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place in January 2022.
The news caps off a terrible week for Ajax. On Wednesday, the club forgot to register record finalizing Sebastien Haller in their Europa League team. As a result, the Frenchman will be disqualified to feature in the knockout rounds of the competition.