Nigerian Star Augustine Oladapo Shocked as He Gets 1-year Football Ban from CAF

Nigerian Star Augustine Oladapo Shocked as He Gets 1-year Football Ban from CAF

  • Augustine Oladapo will not be kicking the ball for the next one year after he tested positive to a banned substance in May
  • The Confederation of African Football revealed that the Enyimba captain tested to prednisolone during their clash with Pyramids
  • The 26-year-old who scored three goals in the group stages of the CAF confederation Cup will be out of action until July, 2020

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Augustine Oladapo tested positive to banned substance and has been suspended for footballing activities for one year, Vanguard, Channels.

How it all happened

The Enyimba captain was tested after their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final game against Egypt's Pyramid back in May.

Nigerian star shocked as he gets 1-year football ban from CAF
Augustine Oladapo will be out of action for the next one year after testing positive to ban substance. Photo by Vanguard
Source: UGC

And the results of tests on Oladapo confirmed that he tested positive to prednisolone/prednisone and the suspension takes effect from 4 July, 2020.

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However, a statement from Africa's ruling body said that Enyimba ‘had elected to not request the analysis of the ‘B’ sample.’

CAF's disciplinary body also added that the substance could have been from a medication Oladapo was on during that period.

The two-time CAF Champions League winner and the player are yet to react to the ban as Oladapo will be ruled out of the remaining matches of the current NPFL campaign and most parts of next season.

The former Kwara United and FC Ifeanyi Ubah midfielder scored three goals in the group stage of the 2020/21 CAF Confederation Cup.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Alex Iwobi will be playing the No.10 role for Everton in the coming season in a potential departure of James Rodriguez to AC Milan, according to Football Addict, Own Goal.

It is understood that new Toffees boss Rafa Benitez has handed the Nigerian international the opportunity to play in his favourite position.

Iwobi was previously used on the left side and sometimes as a left-back defender by former gaffer Carlo Ancelotti. also reported that Emmanuel Emenike has begun construction of a multi-million naira hotel and is set to be launched in the coming months, Instagram.

Skeletal photos of the building were released on social media and it shows work is still ongoing in the three-storey facility.

The luxury hotel will be added to one of the striker's elephant projects since calling it quits in his footballing career.


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