The Ajax goalkeeper has been handed a 12-months suspension after failing doping in October last year.
The banned takes effect from today, February 5 with Ajax set to appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports
A statement via the club’s website confirms that substance Furosemide was found in the 24-year-old’s urine after an “out of competition” check on October 30.’
Following the banned, Ajax has decided to appeal the decision claiming in the statement that the goalkeeper “Unknowingly, however, he took Lasimac, a drug that his wife had previously been prescribed.”
Hence, “Onana and Ajax will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).”
Ajax managing director Edwin van der Sar has reacted to the decision saying the club was hoping for a ‘much shorter than these twelve months’ suspension period given.
“We explicitly renounce performance-enhancing drugs, we obviously stand for a clean sport. This is a terrible setback, for Andre himself but certainly also for us as a club. Andre is a top goalkeeper, who has proven his worth for Ajax for years and is very popular with the fans. We had hoped for a conditional suspension or for a suspension much shorter than these twelve months because it was arguably not intended to strengthen his body and thus improve his performance. ”