Nigeria, Feb. 5 -- Dutch giants AFC Ajax have confirmed they will be appealing the 12-month ban slammed on their goalkeeper Andre Onana for doping violations.

The disciplinary body of the European Football Association( UEFA) on Friday announced a suspension of 12 months on Onana for a doping violation.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper failed an "out of competition" check on October 30 2020, testing positive for the substance Furosemide in his urine.

The suspension, according to UEFA, is effective from today (February 5, 2021) and applies to all football activities, both national and international.

In a swift reaction, Ajax in a statement confirmed they and the affected goalkeeper will be appealing against the one year ban.

The club claimed...