Ghanaian-born Honduras defender Wisdom Niiayitey Quaye July has been banned for 18 months due to an anti-doping rule violation, football’s global governing body Fifa said on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old right-back – born to a Ghanaian father (late) and a Honduran mother – tested positive for clostebol following a 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match on February 2.
“Clostebol is a non-Specified Substance, which is prohibited under category S1 of the 2022 WADA Prohibited List (anabolic agents), and therefore also prohibited under the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations.
“The sanction followed the player’s admission of the violation and the subsequent conclusion of a case resolution agreement between the player, Fifa and Wada,” Fifa said in a statement.
“The sanction is therefore final and binding.”
Fifa said that since the period of provisional suspension served by Quaye had been credited against his 18-month period of ineligibility, the player was banned until August 1, 2023.