Austin Oladapo Suspension:Enyimba to Appeal Ban

July 29 20:24 2021

Enyimba have promised to appeal the suspension of their captain Austin Oladapo by confederation of African football ,CAF for testing positive to banned substance.
in a press release,the chairman of the club Felix Anyansi Agwu said
‘It is also important to state that the player in question is a true professional who strongly upholds and has always abided by the high standards of our club; and it was for this reason, alongside his exceptional leadership on and off the pitch, that he was chosen as captain of our team.

We are therefore convinced that a player who over his four years with us has shown such an exemplary level of moral and professional discipline could not have knowingly taken the said substance.

Also worthy of note is the fact the player has had a clean doping record, having been subjected to tests on previous occasions in CAF Competitions – CARA Brazzaville vs Enyimba (2018) and the 2018 CHAN in Morocco. On both occasions, the tests returned negative’
he went further to state that ‘Oladapo, before the game against Pyramids, had been on preventive covid-specific treatment after being diagnosed with malaria with bronchitis. It was indicated in his medical report, which was also attached to our letter to CAF, that “some of the treatment given in this regard are steroidal and could reveal prednisolone in his tribe sample test.” he concluded

Oladapo’s urine sample was taken after the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg against Pyramids FC on May 16, 2021 and tested positive for the banned substance Prednisolone.

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