Ivory Coast goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo has been handed an 18-month ban by football’s governing body FIFA for a doping violation.
The 33-year-old, who has represented the Elephants in 65 caps, tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine, a heart medication that the World Anti-Doping Agency stated is a stimulant.
Gbohouo won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivorian’s in Equatorial Guinea.
According to SuperSport, Gbohouo was provisionally suspended in December, missing this year’s AFCON edition in Cameroon.
BBC Sport quoted FIFA statement reading:
“As a result of the presence of the prohibited substance in his sample, the player was found to be in violation of article six of the FIFA Anti-Doping regulations.”