Paul Pogba: Banned Star Spotted in London Supporting West Ham Captain Kurt Zouma

Paul Pogba: Banned Star Spotted in London Supporting West Ham Captain Kurt Zouma

Elijah Odetokun
April 4, 2024 at 7:33 AM
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  • Juventus star Paul Pogba is serving a four-year ban for doping
  • He will appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports
  • The midfielder was in London recently at a Premier League game

Paul Pogba is taking advantage of this four-year doping ban to travel around the world, a luxury he won't have much time for if he is active for Juventus.

The French midfielder was hit with the suspension after confirmatory tests returned positive results for high levels of testosterone after failing a drug test in September 2023.

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Kurt Zouma celebrates with his teammates after scoring for West Ham against Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by MI News.
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He has vowed to appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports to prove his innocence and revive his career, which has nosedived since winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Pogba in London to support Zouma

Spare for one to two days off once in a while, there's only a short time for professional footballers to fulfil personal adventures during the season, unless during holidays.

Per images shared by Kurt Zouma's wife, Sandra and recirculated by EuroFoot, Pogba and his wife, Zulay, were at the London Olympic Stadium to watch West Ham play Tottenham Hotspur.

The match ended 1-1, with the Hammers captain, Zouma, getting on the scoresheet and was named the official man of the match, which all four posed for a photo.

The Pogbas spent more time with the former Chelsea star as both families observed iftar, the evening breaking of the fast of the holy month of Ramadan together.

The 31-year-old is not expected to return to action until August 2027, when he will be 34 unless his appeal is successful. He has been keeping fit at home and updating his fans on his Instagram page.

He hopes his appeal at CAS will be successful. Otherwise, it will be a sad end to the career of one of football's most talented superstars.

Pogba sends Ramadan message

Sports Brief reported on Pogba sending Ramadan a message to Muslims worldwide when they began the yearly fasting in the holy month, despite going through a difficult time.

The French international wished faithful a happy fasting via his pages. He is a devout Muslim despite his first name, Paul, which is that of an apostle in the Bible.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.