Kaizer Chiefs want Josta Dladla conclusion
Posted: 18 February 2014 Time: 09:03
Josta Dladla’s inability to play for Kaizer Chiefs over allegations of taking a banned substance has not only limited coach Stuart Baxter’s selection options, but has also cast a shadow on the midfielder’s future with the Soweto giants.
Dladla, who tested positive for methylhexaneamine, is waiting for SAFA to deliver a ruling that will determine the nature of his punishment.
The player’s agent, Steve Kapeluschnik, has already told KickOff.com that the midfielder will neither appeal the ban nor ask for a B sample to be tested.
However, Chiefs’ Corporate Communications Manager Vina Maphosa says the Soweto giants are eager for the matter to be finalised.
“At the moment there is no indication when all this will be finalized, so there are no new developments in this regard,” Maphosa tells KickOff.com.
“We are waiting on SAFA’s ruling. It is disturbing when one of our players cannot be selected for matches. Naturally we are disturbed but we cannot say exactly when all this will be over.
“As our player, Josta is still training with the rest of the players,” Maphosa adds.
This is not the first time that Chiefs have had to deal with a case involving one of their players testing positive for a banned substance.
In 2004, Kaizer Chiefs winger Arthur Zwane was banned for two years by SAFA after he tested positive for methyltestosterone.
The ban was reduced to six months by FIFA following an appeal by Chiefs, who pointed out that the player was a first time offender.
By Tawanda Mutema