Champion Red Bull Salzburg has informed about doping cases between two squad players. During a doping control carried out by UEFA, the two players Sekou Koita and Mohamed Camara gave a positive A sample, the club announced on Tuesday. The test took place a few days after their return to Salzburg from the Mali national team, it was also said. It is said to be a remedy for altitude sickness.
“In Camara and Koita, traces of an active ingredient were found that are an essential component of a drug against altitude sickness, which the Malian team of medical supervisors said they were given prior to the away game in Namibia,” the broadcast said.
In cooperation with UEFA and the authorities, the club will do everything possible to obtain a complete clarification of the events in Mali. “Mohamed Camara and Sekou Koita will take part in training in the spring and will receive all support from FC Red Bull Salzburg to clarify this cause.”
Salzburg’s managing director Stephan Reiter said: “We are very proud when our players are called up to their respective national teams. But especially in an A international match, it can and must be expected that the medical care meets international standards and doctors are familiar with the applicable rules are.”