10.5 C
New York
11.3 C
London
34 C
Dubai
18.9 C
Tokyo
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Ajax’s nightmare week continues as GK banned

- Advertisement -

play

Ten Hag explains how Haller was left off Ajax Europa League list (0:53)

Ajax’s Erik ten Hag says an “admin error” has left their record signing Sébastien Haller out of their Europa League squad. (0:53)

UEFA has banned Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana for 12 months for a doping violation, just days after the club’s record signing Sebastien Haller was mistakenly left off their Europa League list.

Following a drugs test on Oct. 30 last year, the substance Furosemide was found in Onana’s urine. The suspension is effective immediately and applies to all footballing activities, both national and international.

- Advertisement -

Eredivisie on ESPN+: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only)

Onana has said that he mistakenly took a Lasimac tablet prescribed to his wife after feeling unwell.

UEFA has said that Onana had no intention of cheating. However, the European Football Association states that an athlete has a duty to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their body.

“We explicitly renounce performance-enhancing drugs, we obviously stand for a clean sport,” Ajax managing director Edwin van der Sar said. “This is a terrible setback, for Andre himself, but certainly also for us as a club. Andre is a top goalkeeper, who has proven his worth for Ajax for years and is very popular with the fans.

“We had hoped for a conditional suspension or for a suspension much shorter than these twelve months, because it was arguably not intended to strengthen his body and thus improve his performance.”

Onana and Ajax will appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Official Statement #AO24 pic.twitter.com/BgyoO5D59b

— Andre Onana (@AndreyOnana) February 5, 2021

The news comes just days after Haller, a January signing from West Ham, was not included in Ajax’s list for the knockout stages of the Europa League.

It is not clear whether the error was caused by Ajax, the Dutch FA or UEFA but if the club are at fault, they will not be able to amend the situation.

Coach Erik ten Hag said: “[It is] nothing to laugh about. Very disappointing, also for the player. It’s a mistake in the administration by someone. We will do everything to get him on the list. In the end [club director of football] Marc Overmars and I are responsible.”

- Advertisement -

Meanwhile, Ajax also confirmed exciting teenager Brian Brobbey will leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of the campaign.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by WCT staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Powered by the Echo RSS Plugin by CodeRevolution.

Related Articles

UFC’s McGregor: I’d do ‘big things’ at Man Utd

playUFC legend Conor McGregor has said he will do "big things" with Manchester United if he were to buy the club.The Premier League club...

Sources: London or Lisbon to host UCL final

play5:11 PM BSTMark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29 will be staged in either...

Juve face Serie A expulsion if no ESL withdrawal

playItalian FA president Gabriele Gravina said on Monday that Juventus face expulsion from Serie A if they don't withdraw from the European Super League.The...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Click to Subscribe!

7,698FansLike
5,572FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

UFC’s McGregor: I’d do ‘big things’ at Man Utd

playUFC legend Conor McGregor has said he will do "big things" with Manchester United if he were to buy the club.The Premier League club...

Sources: London or Lisbon to host UCL final

play5:11 PM BSTMark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29 will be staged in either...

Juve face Serie A expulsion if no ESL withdrawal

playItalian FA president Gabriele Gravina said on Monday that Juventus face expulsion from Serie A if they don't withdraw from the European Super League.The...

Re: Israel soldiers, settlers attack Palestinians resisting forceful eviction in Sheikh Jarrah

Palestinian protests against mass evictions in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah were violently attacked by Israeli occupation forces...

Re: Al-Aqsa Mosque attacked again to mark Jerusalem Day

Palestinian worshippers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque have been attacked by Israeli security forces all morning as the regime marks Jerusalem Day, which...