Andre Onana’s One Year Doping Ban ReducedNkafu 237 | 10.06.2021 | 0 | Sports
Ajax’s goalkeeper, Andre Obama’s one year Ban has been reduced to 9 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Andre Onana’s One Year Doping Ban Reduced.
The Cameroon international was suspended in February after failing a test for a banned substance in October 2021.
Since the ban, he has been unable to play with his club Ajax or with the Indomitable lions of Cameroon, his National team.
Onana had however appeal the ban, stating that it was an error as he mistook his wife’s medicine for aspirin due to the similiarity in packaging.
Fortunately for Onana, he will now be able to get into action as from November as CAS has reduced his ban to 9 months.
CAS final ruling came after a 4-hour long online session.
“The CAS panel… found that no ‘significant fault’ could be attributed to Andre Onana, who had ingested medication destined for another person in error,” the court said in a statement.
“On that basis, the panel considered that a nine-month ban was proportionate to the negligence committed and reduced the suspension by three months, but could not accept the goalkeeper’s request for the removal of the suspension entirely,” the statement adds.
Onana will miss the start of next season with Ajax but will be available for Cameroon when they host the 2022 AFCON.
He will however miss four qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup – in September, against Malawi and Ivory Coast, two back-to-back games against Mozambique in October. Andre Onana’s One Year Doping Ban Reduced.