Local News 27.7.2016 06:14 pm

Pirates aware of player testing positive for cocaine

Floyd Mbele of Orlando Pirates. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Floyd Mbele of Orlando Pirates. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates have confirmed that the club Is aware that one of their players failed a doping test.

In a statement published by the club on their official website, Pirates said that they would conduct an investigation into the matter.

The Pirates statement:

“Following the announcement by SAIDS (SA African Institute of Drug Free Sport) that one of our players has failed a doping test, the Club hereby confirms that it has been made aware and is looking into the matter.

“At this point it is important that the due process in terms of the player appearing before the disciplinary committee of SAIDS is respected and that the Club in its endeavour to get to the bottom of this, will conduct its own investigation.

“The Club, as a policy, is against any use of banned substances whether for performance enhancement or recreational use.

“We humbly request that the Media kindly give this process the space that it deserves, and the Club will await the outcome of the hearing and deal with the mater in terms of the Club Policy Handbook.”

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