A doping test will be conducted after the Gor Mahia-USM Algers clash
Doping tests to be conducted after Gor Mahia-USM Alger clash
By Zachary Oguda | Wed 16 May, 2018 11:40

As one of the requirements in CAF competitions, a doping test will be conducted immediately after the CAF Confederations Cup tie pitting hosts Gor Mahia and Algeria side USM Alger.

The move according to Dr. Mustafa Mofty who will be in charge of the test, the move is aimed at promoting openness and fairness in the game.

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Good Game

“We conduct such tests to keep the game clean and promote its good name. There should be openness and fairness and this is one way of promoting such,” Mofty is quoted on the Gor Mahia’s portal.

In the statement the process will involve two players and officials from both sides who will head to the doping room where a random draw of shirt numbers will be done with just 15 minutes to the final whistle.

The picked players will head straight to the doping room immediately after the match for the test with results be released later.

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The doping issue was ratified by the world football governing body (FIFA) in the run-up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup making it the last of the Olympic sports to agree to "anti-doping". 

FIFA applies the minimum two-year ban for first-time offenders, although there are exceptions. When a player accused of doping can prove the substance was not intended to enhance performance, FIFA can reduce the sanction to a warning in a first offence, a two-year ban for a second offense and lifetime ban in case of repetition.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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