The World anti-doping agency (Wada) are set to take action against Ghana after officials of the Black Stars team reportedly refused to have four of the team’s players undergo anti-doping tests after the defeat to Kenya in the 2019 Cup of Nations qualifier.
Players of both Kenya and Ghana were to undergo a mandatory anti-doping tests after the game at the Moi International Sports Stadium last Saturday, however reports say four Ghanaian players were prevented by officials from taking the tests.
The said players who did not undergo the anti-doping tests in Kenya are also said to be facing sanctioning.
“We have forwarded the report of what transpired after the Kenya v Ghana to the head office in Wada and the result should be out in a weeks’ time, that is when we can be in a position to comment on the next course of action.” Sarah Shibutse, Director of Compliance in Adak is quoted by Goal.com on Wednesday.
“If the report was based on the Kenyan team only, I could have told you the outcome but now Ghana is a foreign country and we must follow the rules. Ghana have an anti-doping agency and are aware of what should have been done in such a situation after a big match. We will make it official soon.”
The Black Stars suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Harambee Stars in the second round of qualifiers.
By Frank Darkwah