Medical teams to educate M-League players on doping

  • Football
  • Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016

PETALING JAYA: The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) want all the medical teams in the M-League to play a more active role in educating players on doping matters.

This comes in the wake of two Super League players from Perak and Police being tested positive for a banned substance after a league match between the two teams on May 4.

The players have denied any wrong-doing and have requested for their B samples to be tested.

FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said that the sports medical committee would hold an anti-doping seminar for all medical team officials in the M-League after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri break next month.

“All players must learn from this case ... they need to know the medicines they are taking. They should consult their team doctors before consuming any supplements or medication,” said Hamidin on Thursday.

“The teams also can play a bigger role by doing their own screening with the help of their team doctors. We will have a refresher course with the team doctors to inform them on how to tackle this issue.”

Hamidin said that the result of the B samples of both players will be known in about 14 days to a month. The duo face punishment from the FAM’s disciplinary committee if tested positive.

In 2013, Kelantan defender Zamri Ramli was slapped with a two-year ban after being tested positive for banned substance methamphetamine.

“The disciplinary committee will decide on the case after receiving the B sample results ... for now, the players have been suspended,” said Hamidin.

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