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Official: PSL Players To Undergo Drug Tests

Nearly five years since this FIFA requirement was abruptly halted, it’s been confirmed to Soccer Laduma that Premier Soccer League players will undergo routine drug tests!

SAFA has revealed to the Siya crew that its held breakthrough discussions with the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) to pick up where the anti-doping organisation left off several seasons ago – a giant leap for the local football fraternity.

View the gallery above for players who have been banned for drugs in the PSL.

In the latest edition of our print offering, we speak to Dr Thulani Ngwenya, chief medical officer at SAFA, as he unpacks the fight against substance abuse…

Thandani Ntshumayelo is the last high-profile player in Mzansi to be found guilty of using drugs when he confessed in 2016 to snorting a line of cocaine at a party.

He was slapped with a four-year ban, which effectively ended his spell at Orlando Pirates until he resurfaced later to try and revive his career.

Swallows FC handed him a one-year contract at the start of the current season, although he is yet to make his official debut.


You can grab a copy, out today, to find out the following:

  • Why SAIDS stopped testing PSL players
  • Behind the scenes talks between SAFA and the anti-doping body
  • The rumours that U23 players tested positive for drugs
  • How SAFA has set the scene for the future!

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