Pyramids FC keeper Ekrami banned for two months after failing dope test

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 May 2023

Pyramids FC keeper Sherif Ekrami has been suspended for two months for failing a doping test, the disciplinary committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Pyramids FC keeper Ekrami. AFP
FILE PHOTO: Pyramids FC keeper Ekrami. AFP

The former international keeper tested positive for a banned substance after Pyramids FC game against Moroccan side FAR in a Confederation Cup group stage game in Cairo on 12 February.

The 39-year-old said during the hearing that he received a drug for burning fats under the supervision of the team doctor, and they did not know that it contained a banned substance.

According to reports, the player's ban will end on 28 May.

Pyramids FC were eliminated from the Confederations Cup quarters after losing 2-1 on aggregate to South African side Marumo Gallants, earlier this week.

Ekrami, a long-serving Ahly player, joined Pyramids FC on November 2020.

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