The next African Cup of Nations (CAN 2023) will take place in January / February 2024, announced the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on July 3, in Rabat.
CAF President Patrice Motsepe highlighted the climate to justify this postponement to early 2024, following a meeting of the body’s Executive Committee.
Indeed, the postponement of CAN 2023, excellent news for the Ivorian goalkeeper Gbohouo Sylvain. This important decision by CAF will necessarily relieve the porter of the Ivory Coast elephants and put an end to the uncertainty relating to his return to the national team, after the confirmation of his suspension for doping. And this, by the Disciplinary Committee of FIFA.
At the end of the decision, the former porter of the
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must absolutely continue his physical preparation for the sole purpose of resuming his place as holder of the national team.
In view of the sports news favorable to our country, the President of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Idriss Yacine Diallo must imperatively take charge of the file of the titular goalkeeper of Côte d’Ivoire, Sylvain Gbohouo. Because he was the victim of a machination of occult forces during the normalization of Ivorian football.
Recall that on Saturday November 13, 2021, Sylvain Gbohouo wet the jersey on the ground in Cotonou, his father was buried in Côte d’Ivoire. Our goalkeeper refused to abandon his teammates for this important meeting against Mozambique.
In conclusion, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed an 18-month period of suspension on Ivorian player Sylvain Gbohouo after he tested positive for the substance trimetazidine (which is on the 2021 WADA Prohibited List under class S4 .4 Metabolic Modulators) following a Qatar Cup 2022 Qualifying Match played on 16 November 2021.
Due to the presence of the Prohibited Substance in his sample, the Player was found to have breached Article 6 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, read in conjunction with Article 17 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
The aforementioned period of suspension begins on 23 December 2021, the date on which the player was provisionally suspended by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. In accordance with article 30 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, the suspension covers, inter alia, all types of matches, including domestic, international, friendly and official matches.
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