Uefa attacks Wada over incorrect handling of Mamadou Sakho drugs test


• Liverpool defender tested positive for substance not on Wada banned list
• Report describes ‘gaps in communication’ at world doping agency

Uefa has heavily criticised the World Anti-Doping Agency for wrongly flagging up a positive drugs test by the Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho after he took a fat burner without the club’s knowledge last year.

Sakho, who is now on loan at Crystal Palace, was suspended at the end of April 2016 after testing positive for higenamine following the second leg of Liverpool’s Europa League last-16 tie against Manchester United the previous month. However, in early June Uefa’s disciplinary body absolved Sakho of taking a performance-enhancing drug and on Thursday European football’s governing body went further still, releasing a damning report pointing out that higenamine was not specifically listed on Wada’s prohibited list.

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Source: Football News
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