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Platinum Stars midfielder Reuben Thebakang confirms dope ban

Posted: 27 March 2012 Time: 15:39

Platinum Stars midfielder Reuben Thebakang confirms to that he has received a three-month ban for doping.

Thebakang tested positive during a routine drug test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport after Stars’ 2-1 defeat to Bidvest Wits on December 21. He claims he was smoking hubbly bubbly, but the results allegedly show traces of weed.

Thebakang says he has learnt his lesson.

“I have been banned for three months,” he confirms. “I’m sorry to all my supporters. I have learnt my lesson,” he says.

The 24-year-old also confirms that he has a meeting with the team on Wednesday, when his contract could be terminated.

“I’m meeting the team tomorrow and I want to stay at the club. I have been loyal to this club when players like Stanley Kgatla left and I remained here. But if they don’t want me anymore then I will accept it and move on,” he adds.

As it stands, Thebakang has also been suspended by the club for the rest of the season.

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 04:18 pm
If there is something I learned in life is not to mention names when you negotiate.-i.e
1.Don't say Stanley is earning better than me.
2.Don't say Stanley gave me a good price.Speak for yourself without using names.

I wonder how effective is this weed test because some players by just looking at time will also fail it.
posted: 05:56 pm
Some individuals just never learn
posted: 06:47 pm
Leagalise it, ye hah. Dont critisize it.
posted: 11:47 pm
mxm.p.stars shuld let u go 4free,u learnt wt exactly?nthng jst l8k kiler nbdy is bgr dn ds gme.
posted: 12:07 am
“I’m sorry to all my supporters."

I have been loyal to this club when players like Stanley Kgatla left and I remained here."

So dis guy is under the illusion dat some ppl (his supporters, I wonder hw many) will b distraught @ the news of his suspension & dat bcoz Stanley left the club after failing to agree personal terms den he is the current living legend of the club & has a right to go smoking hubbly bubbly or weed!!!

Guy is high 4 sure!!!
posted: 12:41 am
Bongane theletsane is da bad influence mfana stop doin stupid thngz 2 please ada ppl take it 4rm ur boy Bruno orlando pirates keeper
posted: 10:12 am
This team is cursed period...either a player is caught speeding, allegations of bribery, player revolt, captain holding a grudger with the head coach, players went wild partying, now this...
posted: 12:25 pm
lol Stanley Gkatla left and you you want the club to forgive u for that lmfao what a childish comment from wooonga man....Platinum Starz should send this criminal strait to vodacom league
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