List of Examples of Prohibited Substances
Act of Doping
1.1 Doping is the use of preparations which are included in the list of prohibited substances and the use of banned methods (IOC list of Prohibited Drugs).
1.2 Doping is forbidden. Any individual who administers illegal drugs or who encourages doping in any way shall be severely punished by the SAFA Disciplinary Committee.
2.1 Drug tests will be carried out randomly. Before the end of the match the manager/coach together with the ISO, will draw numbers of the players who are to undergo the tests. Representatives of both teams may attend this draw, which will be carried out in the doping control room.
2.2 Two players whose names appear on the team sheet for the match in question will be drawn from each team. One additional player will also be drawn from each team. One additional player will also be drawn from each team as a reserve. The names of the players drawn as reserves must be announced. These players will not be called on to provide samples unless required (see exceptional ruling)
2.3 If there is any suspicion that players other than those whose names have been drawn have taken illegal substances, the SAFA delegate, the referee may request that these players should also be asked to undergo a drug test.
2.4 The player is obliged to give complete and exact information on the use of any medication taken before or during the match and to indicate, when applicable, who advised or caused him to use such medication.
2.5 It is obligatory for players who are summoned for testing to provide a urine sample.
If after the draw has taken place, one of the players selected sustains an injury etc., which means that he has to be substituted and has to have the extent of the injury diagnosed away from the stadium, the player concerned may be exempted from the test. He may, however, not be exempted until agreement has been given by the SAFA doctor/official. The reserve drawn player will be tested in his place.
Positive doping cases
If the urine sample provided in the drug test proves positive or if a player refuses to supply a urine sample, the player and/or other persons involved will be punished by the SAFA Disciplinary Committee.
Sample collection procedure and sample analysis
Procedures for sample collection shall comply with the standardised guidelines of the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport. The institute shall be responsible for the safe transportation of samples for analysis. Analysis shall be performed at the IOC accredited laboratory in Bloemfontein.
Right of Appeal
In the event of a positive result, the player concerned has the right to appeal, to SAFA, within 48hrs of being informed and request the B sample to be analysed. The procedure for the analysis of the B analysis will be in accordance with the set procedure as outlined by the IOC.
Drug tests will be performed exclusively for SAFA. SAFA shall also bear full legal responsibility for the consequences of measures taken as a result of the outcome of these drug tests. SAFA has the exclusive right to publish information connected with drug tests.