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A committee appointed by the Kenyan government to investigate use of banned substances on sportsmen and women reveals sad state of affairs

A good number of Kenyan Premier League players and coaches are smoking bhang to enhance performance on the pitch, it was revealed on Thursday.

A committee appointed by Kenyan government to investigate use of banned substances on sportsmen and women reveals use of bhang among premier league players is widespread.

The chairman of the committee Professor Moni Wekesa said: “We talked to a number of players and our findings proved that a good number of them use bhang and this even includes some coaches.”

Wekesa said the fact that no one is tested before a match makes it impossible to catch the culprits. “KPL and Football Kenya Federation ought to put measures in place to end the vice before it is too late," he told Goal.

Only one Kenyan player Philip Opiyo has ever been banned for using bhang. This happened in 2006 while he was playing in South Africa. Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario has promised to act on the report soon.

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