Unknowingly, he took a drug called Lacimac. The drug was previously prescribed to his wife. Confused, Onana took his wife’s medicine. That is why UEFA has taken action against him.
Ajax said Onana did nothing wrong or try to improve her performance. It was completely accidental. Ajax said in a statement: “Union of European Football Association’s disciplinary committee has stated that Onana had no intention of cheating.
But the European Football Association believes that the current anti-doping law states that it is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his or her body.
Furosemide is not a performance-enhancing drug. Rather many dopepapi use it to hide the presence of any other drug in the urine sample.
Ajax said they would also go to the Supreme Sports Court in this regard. Attempts will be made to remove or reduce the punishment since Onana did not take performance-enhancing drugs on purpose.
Ajax managing director and former goalkeeper Edwin von der Sir lamented the incident, saying, “We are against taking performance-enhancing drugs. We are always in favor of a clear image in sports. It’s a big push. Not only for Andre but also for the club.
Andre is a high-quality goalkeeper who has been proving himself at Ajax for years and he is also very dear to the fans. We expected the sentence to be less than 12 months or suspended.
Because it was not used to increase his physical strength or to improve his performance.
There is still hope for Fon der Sar. The apex sports court may also reverse the decision. However, the goalkeeper will not be seen in football until then. You can’t play in any kind of match for Ajax. And if the same punishment is upheld in the highest sports court, he will lose a year.
If the ban is in place, Onana will not have a chance to land for Cameroon until next February.
In that case, Cameroon will not have to play in the other two qualifying rounds of the Africa Cup of Nations. Because the Nations Cup is going to be in January next year.