Zim isn't haven for doping
Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter THE chairman of Zimbabwe Sports Medicine Committee, Edward Chagonda, says domestic football isn’t a haven for doping but wants to see more attention given to helping the players understand the dangers of crossing the line.Chagonda is going to be a key player in the determination of midfielder Devon Chafa’s case with initial indications showing that the DeMbare star could escape with a warning. The veteran doctor, who has been involved with national teams and the country’s top clubs, is considered a leading expert in sports medicine in the country and has a direct contact with the Fifa Medical chiefs. Chagonda said until now, all the local players who had been picked for random tests in the Champions League, World Cup and Chan qualifiers tested negative for prohibited substances.
“The doctors were supposed to go and educate and enlighten their players that whatever medicine they take, they should declare that to their team doctor. “And if the doctor notices anything they will notify us and it is something that can be largely prevented.
“The other issue is that teams should have contracts with doctors and physiotherapists and not try cut corners as in the end it will result in something like this. “Only a few clubs have contracts with doctors and physiotherapists,” said Chagonda.
He said it was too early to suggest what could happen to Chafa and the best way would be to wait for all the processes to be completed.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The HeraldSimilar Stories