Banyana player banned for doping
CAF have sentenced Amanda Sister and the Banyana Banyana stand-in team doctor who were involved in abuse of a banned substance at the 2012 African Women’s Championship hosted in Equatorial Guinea.
“It is very unfortunate for the player but Safa would like to warn all athletes that, in terms of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules, they are held responsible for any treatment administered to them by professionals. Medical practitioners are also warned not to place athletes at risk by administering banned substances during treatment,” Safa CEO Dennis Mumble says.
Safa has provided psychological support for Sister since January 2013 to help her cope with the setback.
“We also respectfully request the media to respect the privacy of Ms Sister during this difficult period,” Mumble concludes.