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23.03.2007 General News

Starlets’ duo for doping test


Two members of Ghana's U-17 football team at the ongoing African Championships in Togo have been picked up for a doping test.

Starlets' skipper Benjamin Owusu and Abeiku Quansah had their samples taken for the doping test after the team's abortive semi final match against Togo on Tuesday.

Ghana relinquished an early lead to lose the game 1-2 to the host, Togo.

The doping exercise becomes Ghana's first since the competition commenced last week.

The two players are first team players of the Starlets.

Doping tests form part of the Federation of International Football Association's (FIFA) way of
eliminating the possible usage of banned substances and cheating among players.

Dr Andrew Ayim, the Starlets physician told the GNA Sports in Lome that he was not expecting any adverse findings.

Results of the tests are expected in a fortnight.

Owusu has started in all of the games so far played by the Starlets.

He is considered as a crucial link in the Starlets rear where his advantageous height has often come in handy. Quansah is a fine midfielder who has started three games and played one from the bench. His fighting spirit and dedicated approach to games makes him a reliable first team player.

Source: GNA