Players suspended after being tested positive
24 April, 2019, 4:16 am
TWO Vodafone Fiji U23 players have been given a three year suspension while one has been given another chance to come out clean after they were found positive in drug tests.
Rewa’s Martin Nasova and Ba’s Kini Madigi have been suspended for three years from all levels of football related activities which also includes playing football at any level with immediate effect and fined $500 each.
Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf said three players were found positive during drug test while in camp for U23 trials.
“It is really disappointing that some players are not taking things seriously and have to face the consequences, “said Yusuf.
“For Nasova and Madigi, it was their final chance and despite knowing they were found positive for the use prohibited substance which is not permitted in football despite given second chance to improve themselves,” he said.
Yusuf confirmed that Nasinu’s Sekove Naikavakananumi will be given another chance to prove himself.
“Naikavakananumi will be given 30 days to prove himself negative and will be given opportunity to continue his playing career and till then his is suspended from playing from all level of football.