KAMPALA, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The Africa Zone Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) has handed Uganda's Samuel Senkoomi a two-year ban for doping.
"Senkoomi has been handed a two year ban by RADO for the use of a prohibited substance," the Uganda FA spokesman Hussein Ahmed told Xinhua on Wednesday.
The federation explained that the player, who previously featured for Ugandan Premier League side Express FC and the national U-23 team, was tested on October 24, 2016.
"The tests took some time, but it was discovered that there was presence of prohibited substances in his urine sample," added the FA.
RADO reportedly discovered a substance known as Furosemide in the players' urine sample. Furosemide is among the prohibited drugs on World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list.
After RADO's assessment it took the decision to reduce the ban from four years to two years, with the ban taking effect from 15 November, 2017.
However RADO has taken into account the provisional suspension time served by Senkoomi since 11 January, 2017. In view of this, Senkoomi will be suspended up until 11 December, 2018," added the federation.
Senkoomi who is not attached to any team now has however been notified by RADO of his right to appeal the decision. "I have no comment on the ban," Senkoomi told Xinhua when asked to comment.