Harambee Stars players to undergo doping test ahead of the 2019 AFCON finals
Harambee Stars players are set to undergo extensive doping test ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has plans of testing at least all the players set to grace the now expanded continental showpiece to be held in Cairo, Egypt from.
CAF has already moved in to set up the Doping Control Unit to handle doping-related case ahead of the AFCON that will feature 24 teams.
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“With the support of FIFA, CAF will for the first time conduct of out-of-competition doping ahead of impending Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019,” CAF said in a statement obtained by Tuko.co.ke.
The statement adds: “This means that random test will be conducted on players during training camps with a target of having every player tested at least once before the final tournament.”
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East Africa alone will have four teams at the continental showpiece including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi.
Stars will return to the bi-annual event for the first time in 15 years after finishing second in group F behind Ghana in the qualifiers.
Story by Sasha Amor, TUKO.co.ke correspondent.
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