Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for 12 months by European football’s governing body UEFA for violating doping rules, the club said on Friday.
Traces of the banned substance Furosemide were found in the Cameroon international’s urine sample during an out-of-competition test on October 30, Ajax said, leading to a year-long ban for the player from all footballing activities effective from Friday.
Ajax said the violation was the result of a mistake by Onana who, according to the Dutch club, accidentally took a medicine meant for his wife on the morning of October 30.
Ajax said it would appeal the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Onana’s doping ban is the second blow for Ajax within a few days after the discovery earlier this week that it had failed to register its record signing…