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ADAK drops dopping charges against Kariobangi Sharks player

Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has dropped doping allegations against John Kuol Chol.

Chol was the first Kenyan footballer to be suspended for doping allegations but ADAK withdrew the allegations against Kariobangi Sharks player.

Last week, the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) cleared the player when Adak withdrew a doping-related charge.

He’s been allowed to resume playing after serving an indefinite suspension from April when it is alleged a random test on his urine sample reportedly returned positive for a banned substance.

The South Sudan national was cleared after it was proven the sample test was erroneously labelled by Adak officials as having been extracted from an athlete who was “in-competition” at the time.

But Kuol was “out of competition” at that time

As per the doping test jargon, an in-competition athlete is one who is actively engaged in a sporting activity at the time a sample is extracted from him for testing while an out-of-competition athlete is one who is not actively involved in the sports at the time.

Nevertheless, Adak officials found him with his colleagues in the dressing room after the game, demanded his urine sample — as is within the law — but erroneously labelled it.

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