Nigeria Super Eagles trio Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, and William Troost-Ekong came out clean after an anti-d+ping test was conducted on them at the ongoing AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire.
According to the Guardian, the test carried out on them did not detect any presence of a prohibited substance.
This means the three players are clear to feature for the Eagles against Angola in the quarter-finals on Friday.
According to CAF, it is mandated that the football body’s D+ping Control Officer will conduct the sample collection in their capacity as a CAF D+ping Officer following the COVID-19 new measures.
In principle, two players from each team will be tested at the end of each match by the CAF/FIFA Anti-D+ping Regulations.
However, the CAF D+ping Control Officer is authorized to select additional players for sample collection without giving any reason.
Also, the players to be tested shall be selected via targeted or random methods by the CAF D+ping Control Officer.
These players are required to provide urine samples and blo@d samples, as requested.
Meanwhile, Friday’s quarter-final clash between the Super Eagles and Angola will be the first time both teams will meet at the AFCON.