2nd November 2018

Cypriot players claim they were injected with drugs by their clubs

Two Cypriot football players have alleged that they were injected with performance enhancing drugs by their clubs, which resulted in them developing heart problems, prematurely ending their career. A statement from the Pancyprian footballers association (PASP) named the players as Panayiotis Frangeskou, 27, and Panayiotis Loizides, 23, both of whom played for Alki Larnaca FC.

‘The PASP confirms that two players were accompanied by the President of the PASP, Spyros Neophytides, to the criminal investigation department (ICF) Larnaca on Thursday morning’, read the statement. ‘The players have asked the police to investigate whether newly diagnosed heart problems, which caused them to end their careers, were caused by external factors’.

Neophytides said that the players did not know what substances they had been injected with, reported Xinhua news agency. He added that the alleged injections took place during last year’s football season, and a third player had also developed a similar heart condition. “We want to know the reason these three footballers had to give up playing”, Xinhua reported Neophytides as saying. “We want to protect all young footballers from being subjected to the same treatment”.

You may also like...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This