October 13, 2017
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4 tested positive for drug use in IDC

Four players tested positive for drug use during the group stages of the 2017 Courts Inter District Championship (IDC) at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

And three out of the four players will miss today’s semifinals of the tournament.

Speaking to FijiLive, Fiji Football Association Chief Executive Mohammed Yusuf said three of the players are from the Senior Division and one player is from Premier Division.

“Two of the three players in the Senior Division are from the same team and they will miss the semifinal while the only player who was tested positive in the Premier Division is from one of the four teams in the semifinals and he will miss out too.”

“The names of the four players are withheld as they will have to appear before the Fiji FA BOC to explain their case.”

“There is no more second chance now. Players will face suspension if they are proven guilty. The first six months was the education period where players who were tested positive were given a second chance and had to be re-tested after four weeks. This has stopped and appropriate action will be taken on players and team that are found guilty as we are taking our crusade against drugs in football seriously,” he added.

By Reginald Chandar

 

 

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