Mamadou Sakho has doping case dismissed by Uefa

By BBC Sports

Liverpool and France defender Mamadou Sakho has had a doping case against him dismissed by Uefa.

The 26-year-old served a provisional 30-day suspension after testing positive for a ‘fat burner’ in March.

Sakho admitted taking the substance, but Uefa had to investigate whether it was actually prohibited.

Its control, ethics and disciplinary body dismissed the case after a hearing including experts from World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratories.

“I am happy that this is finally over,” Sakho said. “It’s been a difficult time for me but I knew I had done nothing wrong.

“I am looking forward to getting back in the team and playing again.”

Centre-back Sakho’s failed test followed Liverpool’s Europa League last-16 second-leg tie against Manchester United on 17 March.

He was eligible for selection for his country for Euro 2016 but was left out of the squad.

Liverpool said in a statement: “We are pleased for Mamadou that he can now resume his playing career.”

  

Latest posts

Uchumi Supermarkets secures Kshs3.2b from strategic investor

gracemaina

Pipeline, Prisons resume Africa volleyball women’s championship campaign

Christine Muchira

Egypt church blast ‘kills at least 13’

rosewelimo

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More