• The Cameroonian goalkeeper was handed a one year-long doping ban by UEFA in February after he tested positive for a banned substance.
By Beng Emmanuel
Andre Onana’s appeal against a year-long doping ban from football will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today.
The 25-year-old Cameroon and Ajax goalkeeper was banned in February by UEFA after testing positive for a banned substance Furosemide, during an out-of-competition test on October 30.
According to BBC Sport, Onana’s appeal will be heard by CAS – by video link because of Covid-19 restrictions. However a ruling may take some time to come through since “there is no fixed timescale” for the decision on any appeal to be made
Sky Sports reported that “Onana made a mistake with the product and mistakenly took his wife’s medicine”.
Due to the ban, the 2018 best African goalkeeper and four time Eredivisie champion has missed several domestic and Europa league matches for Ajax who were crowned Dutch champions in May.
He has also been unavailable for Cameroon national team where he is regarded as the country’s unrivalled first choice keeper.
Onana could be available for next year’s Nations Cup finals in Cameroon if he obtains a decent verdict against his 12-month ban from CAS.