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Doping Tests for PSL Players

ZIFA Medical Committee chairman Edward Chagonda has made a passionate plea for professional footballers in the country to shun doping and other habits that derail their careers.

Chagonda was speaking on the sidelines of an inaugural Premier Soccer League teams’ doctors and physiotherapists indaba in Harare yesterday.

The workshop was held to bring the top-flight’s medical teams in sync with modern sport medicine trends for the well-being of players.

With random doping tests set to be introduced in the Premiership starting this season, Chagonda said it was important for top-flight teams to educate their players on the dangers associated with taking prohibited substances.

“Basically, we set down with PSL club doctors and physiotherapists to discuss doping in general and the trends in the management of match-related illnesses and injuries,” said Chagonda.

PSL media liaison officer Kudzai Bare said more medical workshops will be held.

Source : The Herald

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