KUALA LUMPUR – The B-sample of National Under-23 (B-23) goalkeeper Ahmad Syihan Hazmi Mohamed who failed a doping test during the 2018 AFC U-23 Championships in Changshu, China, was tested on Monday.
Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin in a press statement confirmed the matter as Ahmad Syihan Hazmi had requested for the B-sample to be tested.
“The AFC (Asian Football Confederation) will take further action after receiving the official B-sample test results and for now, Ahmad Syihan Hazmi will not be allowed to play with the Negeri Sembilan team during the 60-day suspension period,” he said.
According to a media statement by FAM, the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee had ruled that Ahmad Syihan Hazmi was guilty of violating Article 6 of the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations, and was subjected to a temporary suspension of 60 days from participating in all football-related activities including domestic, friendly and official matches.
Ahmad Syihan Hazmi was barred from playing for Negeri Sembilan from the second game of the Super League against Kuala Lumpur at Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, in Paroi last Wednesday (Feb 7).
Hamidin said FAM had received a letter from AFC on Feb 6, stating that Ahmad Syihan Hazmi had tested positive for metabolite of methandienone, a substance banned under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) through his A-sample taken on Jan 10. – BERNAMA