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world anti-doping agency apologizes to Sakho

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 4, 2020
In March 2016, following a meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United, Mamadou Sakho was tested in doping control. At first, it was noted the presence of higenamine. On July 8, 2016, the substance had been indicated as non-doping.

However, on August 23, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had accused Sakho of doping before reoffending, on April 20, 2017. As a result, the defender had taken the decision to take WADA to court. The agency apologized to the player on Wednesday in a statement.

AMA’s mea culpa

“WADA admit that they should not have made the defamatory allegations they made in the first press release and the second press release given that Mr Sakho had been acquitted by UEFA. AMA acknowledges that Mr Sakho did not violate UEFA anti-doping regulations, cheat or have any intention of profiting from what he did and showed good faith. WADA regrets the damage caused to Mr. Sakho by his defamatory remarks concerning his reputation and the distress, embarrassment and pain caused “, can we read.

In addition, she is committed to “pay Mr. Sakho a substantial sum of damages. “