FIFA Clears Eaglets’ Iheanacho Of Doping

The FIFA medical committee at the Under-17 World Cup UAE 2013  headed by Dr. Yacine Zerguine, has given Golden Eaglets’ duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Saliu Ali-Baba a clean bill of health after a recent dope control test.
In a memo addressed  to the Team’s Physician, Dr. Ayodeji Olarinoye, FIFA noted inter alia:’ We have the pleasure to inform you that the analysis of the samples provided by the players Iheanacho Kelechi, Saliu Baba during the doping controls performed after the above-mentioned match( Nigeria Vs. Iraq) did not show the presence of a prohibited substance.’
Altogether, five players namely  Jide Idowu; Chidiebere Nwakali, Uzoho Odinaka twice), Iheanacho and Ali-Baba were subjected to the mandatory test in the Preliminary Round with an express commendation by FIFA :”We thank you for your valuable support in the fight against drug abuse in football.”
Meanwhile, Habib Makanjuola and Chigozie Obasi were picked for the dope control test after the 4-1 over Iran.


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