Local News 27.7.2016 04:27 pm

Pirates player tests positive for cocaine – reports

PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

An Orlando Pirates player has failed a doping test after testing positive for cocaine, according to reports.

Quoting SA Institute for Drug free Sport (Saids) chief executive Khalid Galant, EWN reported on Wednesday that the B sample confirmed usage of cocaine but the player was contesting the findings.

The unnamed player is set for a hearing on August 31.

“Player won’t be named until after hearing in August – as results are being contested,” reported EWN.

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