Aduana Stars’ Stephane Anokye Badu fails CAF’s doping test

Aduana Stars’ Stephane Anokye Badu fails CAF’s doping test

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Aug 03, 2018. 09:00

Aduana Stars defender Stephen Anokye Badu has revealed that he recently failed a doping test.

This was after their first leg fixture against DR Congo giants AS Vita Club in 2018 CAF Confederation Cup Group A fixture two weeks ago.

Badu,22, tested positive for banned substances Prednisolone and Prednisone in Dormaa Ahenkro. He played well in his side’s 2-1 home win which prompted suspicions of CAF’s medical team.

The defender explained to Goal why he took Prednisolone and Prednisone.

"I went to the pharmacy before the first leg to purchase a drug after complaining of pains in my chest and thigh so I didn't know they were part of the banned substances," Anokye told Goal.

"I even took the drug with our midfielder Elvis Opoku because he was also having similar problems. I don't rely on drugs for strength so I was surprised when they said I've tested positive.

"Throughout my career, I've never engaged in doping so I believe I was misled at this point. If I knew the consequences, I wouldn't have taken the drug so I'm wrong but it was not my fault," he added.

Badu is expected to serve a three-month suspension.

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