The Ethiopia Football Association announced on their Facebook page that FIFA has suspended Cote d’Ivoire goalkeeper Sylvain Gboho.
He is a member of the Ethiopian club Welkite City. According to the report, FIFA forwarded the message to the Ethiopian Football Association, whose club the Ivorian plays for.
Gboho is one of the goalkeepers named by Cote d’Ivoire for the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Cameroon in nine days.
The goalkeeper’s incident, according to the report, began in November when Cote d’Ivoire played Gabon. His urine sample contained Trimetazidine, which has been prohibited for athletes since 2014.
The ingredient is found in medications used to treat heart disease caused by blood clotting and increases the use of glucose in the heart muscles.
As a result, the International Agency for Anti-stressants and Spices prohibits its use.
When there are no other options for treatment, it is possible to obtain a ‘Special Medical Use Exemption’ (TUE) from WADA, but the agency stated that Sylvain does not have this license.
When this occurs, the final decision will be made by the disciplinary committee shortly after the temporary ban is imposed on the player, according to the law.
According to this, the FIFA discipline committee ruled on the player and issued the following decision.
1. Sylvain Gboho will be temporarily barred from entering the United States as of the day this decision is announced.
2- This temporary prohibition includes both national and international competition.
3- FIFA Anti-Infertility Drug Law 2021 ed. The FIFA Discipline Commission will decide on the temporary ban unless it is terminated earlier based on the stones included.