Paul Pogba's Wife Zulay Sends Midfielder Powerful Message After Football Ban

Paul Pogba's Wife Zulay Sends Midfielder Powerful Message After Football Ban

Fred Kennedy
March 1, 2024 at 3:14 AM
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  • Paul Pogba has received a message of support from his wife after he was banned
  • Pogba's better half urged the midfielder to 'stay strong' in the wake of the ban
  • The France international is set to lodge an appeal against the ban at the CAS

Paul Pogba's wife, Zulay, has sent the midfielder a powerful message following his ban from football.

The former Manchester United star was slapped with a four-year ban from football after he tested positive for the banned substance DHEA.

Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Photo by Michael Regan.
Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Photo by Michael Regan.
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According to Metro UK, Pogba returned a positive test of the substance in August 2022 during a Serie A clash.

He was provisionally suspended the following month, even as a counter-analysis test was requested.

However, that also came back positive, leading to the 30-year-old's suspension by The National Anti-Doping Tribunal (TNA).

It is understood that the ban will run from September 2023 to September 2027, when Pogba will be 34 years old.

Pogba receives support from his wife

The France international has since released a statement in the wake of the ruling, disclosing his intent to appeal the sanction.

In his statement, Pogba maintained his innocence on the matter, insisting that 'the full story will become clear.'

"I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me," the statement said in part.

His wife, Zulay, used the opportunity to send Pogba a message of support, asking him to stay strong.

"The truth will always prevail my king, stay strong as you always have been," The Sun quoted Zulay.

Possible outcomes to Pogba's appeal

Earlier, Sports Brief analysed the three possible outcomes of Pogba's planned appeal.

The midfielder confirmed on Thursday his intention to appeal the verdict made by the National Anti-Doping Tribunal (Nado) to hand him a four-year football ban after a failed drug test.

The 2018 World Cup winner can expect three outcomes from his intention to appeal his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), including having the ban overturned.

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