Sylvain Gbohouo has been banned by FIFA for doping.© Instagram
Africa Cup of Nations title hopefuls Ivory Flit had been dealt a blow on the eve of their first game at the match as first-selection goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo became once dominated out for doping. The Ivorian Football Federation revealed news of the FIFA-imposed ban on Tuesday, 24 hours earlier than the Elephants play Equatorial Guinea of their opening crew game within the Cameroonian city of Douala. “FIFA can verify that its Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended Sylvain Gbohouo on the grounds of doping,” a spokesperson for soccer’s world governing body told AFP.
The 33-year-feeble started all six fits within the crew stage of African qualifying for this year’s World Cup, including most currently a decisive 1-0 defeat in Cameroon in November.
He became once their first-selection goalkeeper at the 2019 Cup of Nations and seemed in every game bar the the leisure when the Ivory Flit received the continental title in 2015.
“He tested certain after the game right here two months within the past and we appealed right now,” mentioned Ivory Flit’s French coach, Patrice Beaumelle, at a press conference in Douala.
Beaumelle revealed he had requested Gbohouo to ogle an optician on myth of he became once struggling to tackle lengthy balls, and that the goalkeeper became once then prescribed therapy.
“That became once the atomize of it, but then he tested certain in November, though they did no longer ranking what medication led to it.
“We all pork up him. He has been coaching on his hold, has no longer been sound asleep or enthralling and has misplaced weight.
“We had been hoping for a certain outcome but I realized final night that FIFA had been upholding the ban and that we have 20 days to allure, which we have done.”
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