Lawyers not helping his cause

2016-09-21 06:00

THANDANI NTSHUMAYELO’S chances of returning to football anytime soon have been made worse by his lawyers, according to the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (Saids).

Ntshumayelo admitted to doing cocaine following a failed drugs test and then missed the 14 September deadline to appeal his four-year ban.

According to Saids, the fact that his lawyers have gone to the media in an attempt to get his ban overturned has “fatally prejudiced” the player.

The player’s attorneys claim Saids used outdated testing methods before the player was caught, even though Ntshumayelo himself confessed to doing the drug at a party.

Saids CEO Khalid Galant has explained why this will not help Ntshumayelo’s case.

“Athletes are entitled to hearings. If they are unhappy with the outcome they are entitled to an appeal before a statutory appeal board.”-

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