Sakho ‘not in the clear yet as WADA consider doping challenge’

Date published: Tuesday 12th July 2016 2:43

Mamadou Sakho: Frozen out by Liverpool

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have refused to rule out an appeal over UEFA’s decision to clear Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho of taking a banned substance.

France defender Sakho was suspended in April for 30 days after allegedly failing a doping test in the aftermath of their last-16 Europa League tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Following a near four-month fight to clear his name, the charges against Sakho were dismissed on Friday by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body.

However, his battle may not be over as WADA have the right to appeal that decision, and a spokesman told The Telegraph: “We are awaiting the reasoned decision as it relates to this one.”

It is claimed that neither Sakho or Liverpool have ruled out legal action against the agency and that WADA may need to overturn the verdict to avoid facing any potential legal proceedings over its handling of the saga.

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