Former Barcelona player, Andre Onana has been banned from football by European football association, UEFA.
The former Barca goalkeeper who currently represent Ajax Amsterdam in Netherlands has now been banned for the next 12 months for a doping violation.
After an "out of competition" check on October 30 last year, the goalkeeper found the substance Furosemide in his urine.
Ajax released an official statement to confirm Onana's doping ban.
"On the morning of October 30, Onana was feeling unwell. He wanted to take a pill to ease the discomfort. Unknowingly, however, he took Lasimac, a drug that his wife had previously been prescribed," the club stated.
"Onana’s confusion resulted in him mistakenly taking his wife's medicine, ultimately causing this measure to be taken by UEFA against the goalkeeper.
"Furthermore, the disciplinary body of the football association has stated that Onana had no intention of cheating. However, the European Football Association believes, on the basis of the applicable anti-doping rules, that an athlete has a duty at all times to ensure that no banned substances enter the body.
According to reports in All Football, Onana and Ajax will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The ban takes effect from today which means he is excluded from all footballing activities both club and international.
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