Kaizer Chiefs' Dladla fails doping test from Orlando Pirates derby

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) broke the shocking news about the 34-year-old player on Monday afternoon
AmaKhosi player Josta Dladla tested positive for banned stimulant Methylhexaneamine. The test was taken against Orlando Pirates on 26 October 2013, and the results are known today.

“The use of the banned stimulant, Methylhexaneamine, has become a popular doping product across sporting codes and been the source of numerous doping offences over the past two years.  While doping activity in the domestic football arena appears to be fairly quiet, we are regarding this recent football positive for Methylhexaneamine with caution with the hope that it is not a growing trend in football,” said SAIDS CEO, Khalid Galant.

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport confirmed this as the first failed doping test after 184 tests from January 2013 to December 2013 in South African league soccer. Galant wants to start an anti-doping education program, funded by the 2010 Fifa Legacy Trust.

Kaizer Chiefs corporate communications manager Vina Maphosa spoke to Goal about the clubs reaction.

“The club received the correspondence on Friday, 10th January 2014 and an urgent meeting was called with Josta Dladla, his agent and the team representatives including the team Doctor and football manager Bobby Motaung," Maphosa told Goal.

"At the meeting the player and his agent were duly informed about the matter. The club is waiting for a response from the player and his agent. As soon as we receive their response we will issue out a further statement,” said Maphosa to Goal.

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