Players abuse dagga, energy drinks

RADO says it has engaged football authorities over anti-doping programs PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
RADO says it has engaged football authorities over anti-doping programs PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Botswana football is sitting on a ticking time bomb, amid reports that, in the absence of a programme that enhances compliance with FIFA anti-doping rules, players abuse dagga and energy drinks, putting their lives at risk.

Mmegi Sport is reliably informed that there is rampant use of dagga and some energy drinks amongst players, which contain banned substances. “We hear that players smoke dagga before they get into the field of play. Others consume energy drinks. Some of these substances are dangerous and the health of players is gravely at risk,” a source said.

It is said only a few players have undergone doping tests, the number is low as 10 players, yet the expectation is that there should be regular screening, as per FIFA anti-doping rules.

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