UEFA have confirmed Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho’s drug suspension was for a substance not on their banned list.
The Mirror says UEFA confirmed the substance he used that resulted in a drug suspension was not even banned and NOT even tested for at most laboratories.
Sakho’s Liverpool career came to an abrupt end following the ban and the French defender was forced to miss the Reds Europa League Final and the Euro Finals in his home country last summer as a result
UEFA have published the findings relating to Sakho’s case and have delivered a scathing assessment of the testing conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
UEFA’s report states ..“it is clearly not possible for anyone – laboratory, disciplinary body, football player or otherwise – to know whether or not Higenamine is a prohibited substance just by reading WADA’s prohibited list.”
As a result of the ban, Sakho missed the Euros with France and is now playing on-loan with Crystal Palace.