Enyimba have declared their support for captain Austine Oladapo following his one year ban by the Confederation of African Football.
The midfielder was suspended by CAF this week after he tested positive for a prohibited steroid.
In a statement, Enyimba declared support for the professionalism of their captain.
“We received a letter from the Confederation of African Football, informing us that our player, Austin Oladapo, has been suspended for twelve months for failing a doping test.
“According to the letter, as well as previous correspondences on the issue, Oladapo’s urine sample, taken after the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg against Pyramids FC on May 16, 2021, tested positive for the banned substance Prednisolone.
“While we have been given the option to appeal the decision, it is pertinent to first clarify that as a club, we have a strict code of conduct that shows zero tolerance to hard drugs or any banned substance. That is why there had never been any record of a positive doping test for any of our players, either in the domestic or international competitions.
“It is also important to state that the player in question is a true professional who strongly upholds and has always abided by the high standards of our club; and it was for this reason, alongside his exceptional leadership on and off the pitch, that he was chosen as captain of our team.”