Josta Dladla can resume his career

By Drum Digital
14 May 2014

Josta Dladla is free to resume his career following a decision by the SAIDS.

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Josta Dladla is free to resume his career with the Amakhosi following a decision by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS).

"The player is ineligible to compete and participate in any authorised or organised sport by any amateur or professional league or any national or international level event organised during the period of January 9, 2014 to May 13, 2014, both dates inclusive," the statement said.

SAIDS found that the midfielder failed a drugs test after the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates on October 26, 2013, and it was subsequently found that he had used a banned stimulant called Methylhexaneamine.

“The use of the banned stimulant, Methylhexaneamine, has become a popular doping product across sporting codes and been the source of numerous doping offences over the past two years.  While doping activity in the domestic football arena appears to be fairly quiet, we are regarding this recent football positive for Methylhexaneamine with caution with the hope that it is not a growing trend in football,” said SAIDS CEO, Khalid Galant in January.

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