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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 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

“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

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-02-18 07:12:51

I'm afraid but your career is over Khosi lami. You better pray they don't give you more than six months because I honestly don't see you coming back to Chiefs if you get more than that. We have hungry boys waiting on the side lines. You served us well Dladla and should the worst happen, let me say this: you will always be a Khosi and in our hearts we will never fault you.

K bhaka
posted: 2014-02-18 07:23:38

this is unfortunate, I just hope they wont give him a punishment that might end his playing days

king caravan
posted: 2014-02-18 07:24:30

Sorry josta but will keep hoplng for the best

Mgugudi Treble Addict
posted: 2014-02-18 07:24:51

"Chiefs want Dladla conclusion so that Bobby can vanish him if he has spoken the truth"

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-02-18 07:25:45

Drug addict FC lol!!

posted: 2014-02-18 07:27:14

Benson Mhlongo was arrested with unlicensed fire arm. Lucky Lekqwati stabed Lelo Mbelo with afish knife.

Khoza caught with an AK47 assault riffle. 

king caravan
posted: 2014-02-18 07:27:24

Focus on your losing team with no vision

posted: 2014-02-18 07:29:23

K bhaka boss wats unfortunate about this, Kaizer chiefs is a top club, top players know wat diet to follow, Josta should not be allowed to plead ignorance here, because it will set a wrong precedent every player will plead ignorance. he should just get his 6 months of exile. period. he will know that next tym before a derby match he should only eat pap n spinach

** Mrango **
posted: 2014-02-18 07:31:40

don't worry JD Mpumalanga Aces will save u...

posted: 2014-02-18 07:31:59

Its sad what he is going through,but I think SAFA should set an example so as other players know that drugs are not good 4 soccer & one's health..

posted: 2014-02-18 07:32:01

K bhaka and drink water

Win or Loose "2nd Star Failure FC"
posted: 2014-02-18 07:32:09

king caravan "LOSING TEAM"

king caravan
posted: 2014-02-18 07:34:11

That's rats for you

K bhaka
posted: 2014-02-18 07:36:13

Mantengwane K bhaka its unfortunate for him, I don't care about chips but I care about some players, I don't wanna judge him and all. I just hope they wont be harsh on him

papamokhuane the return baba
posted: 2014-02-18 07:39:58

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. 

Enough said

posted: 2014-02-18 07:43:47

mindlos29  Sadly, there's so much stuff around these days which is 'borderline' for drugs tests. The case of Basson and chiliboy refers: 

The South Africa internationals Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson, who were sent home from the November tour to the British Isles after failing a drug test, were today absolved of knowingly taking a banned stimulant and are free to play again immediately.

The pair tested positive for methylhexaneamine, but at a disciplinary hearing this week  the panel found that the stimulant was used in a supplement given to the players before the international against Ireland in Dublin.

"The supplement is a product that has been used by the Springboks before, without any adverse analytical findings," said Jurie Roux, the president of the South African Rugby Union. "It is used by professional and national teams in both hemispheres. It was manufactured in the United Kingdom and was tested at SARU's request by one of only two laboratories in the world equipped to perform the necessary protocols.

posted: 2014-02-18 07:44:31

I hope this is resolved soon, if this drags it will destroy Josta's career.

They should just ban him for the rest of this season, let him start next seasoen again fresh and hopefully clean this time. Please don't ban him for 2 season, coz that will take him to retiremnt

posted: 2014-02-18 07:47:24

Mnune shut up. oa phapha sonny

posted: 2014-02-18 07:49:04

I mic ur play JD

posted: 2014-02-18 07:49:13

Charge him if he is guilty so that he may no what he is up against rather than stalling,he not getting any younger.

Despite everything you had a splendid career JD the beautifull game rewarded you immensely. 


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