Tunisian attacker Taha Yassine Khenissi, is away from the football fields for a period of one year. The Disciplinary Jury of the African Football Confederation decided this Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to surprise the player of the Hope of Tunis after a positive doping control. The facts for which the 29-year-old is sanctioned date back to May 10, 2021, during the match of the 6th day of the CAF Champions League between MC Algiers and Espérance de Tunis (1 – 1).
Number 11 of the Hope of Tunis, Taha Yassine Khenissi, is suspended for a period of 12 months. For having been tested positive for a substance whose use is totally prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Tunisian footballer is forced to spend a white season. The CAF suspended Taha Yassine Khenissi de l’Espérance de Tunis for a period of twelve months (one year) from the provisional suspension date of 19 May 2021 for violation of anti-doping rules,” the CAF said in a statement.
This is a real blow for the Tunisian club but also for the national team since Taha Yassine Khenissi is regularly called in the selection. With the African Cup of Nations looming on the horizon, the Blood and Gold player of the Hope of Tunis may have many regrets. The EST will have to do without its striker in the semi-final of the African Champions League against Al Ahly’s Egyptians on 19 June 2021.