FIFA has sent written communication to all its 211 Member Associations (MAs) with guidelines on the latest WADA list of banned drugs and substances. The Communication from FIFA requires all its MAs to share the list as approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
FIFA is urging the players and officials to keep the beautiful game as clean as possible and play fairly.
FUFA CEO Edgar Watson signed off the communication Circular 1154 dated 31st December 2021 and sent to all the Clubs, licensed players and other football stakeholders.
NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING ORGANISATION (NADO) AND WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (WADA) LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS
Please refer to the above-mentioned subject matter to which we hereby inform you that FIFA released the WADA 2022 list of prohibited substances and methods which all Clubs and teams participating in Association Football should respect and abide by.
Clubs, Players and other Stakeholders in football are hereby reminded that by participating in Association football under the jurisdiction of FUFA, CAF, CECAFA, FIFA Competitions (and any other) they are obliged to abide by the WADA regulations which FUFA adopted.
In Uganda, the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) is active and therefore, players licensed by FUFA shall be subjected to random tests at different venues that may include training grounds, match venues, team accommodation sites etc.
FUFA is aware of this process but has no direct operational involvement or mandate to interfere with the procedures and actions when instituted by NADO.
Clubs, Players and all Stakeholders are henceforth duly informed and advised to cooperate if NADO Officials appear at the mentioned possible venues to test any of the player/s.
In this case, FUFA requests all stakeholders to take interest in reading the regulations and guidelines on the prohibited substances and methods. We also encourage you to orient officials, players and ensure the List of prohibited substances and methods are adhered to.
Regulations can be obtained from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) official website https://www.wada-ama.org/
For further inquiries about the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) of Uganda, please feel free to contact Dr. Aya Nakitanda on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This comes into effect 1st January 2022.