Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) striker Muhammad Shafiq Jamal and Perak midfielder Muhammad Firdaus Saiyadi have been banned for two years after failing a doping test.
The decision was announced by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) disciplinary committee because they were in violation of Article 6 of the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations.
“The urine samples of both players collected when PDRM hosted Perak in the Super League on May 4 were positive in doping tests conducted,” FAM said in a statement.
Muhammad Shafiq Jamal and Muhammad Firdaus Saiyadi appealed after the test results showed the use of the prohibited substances, and a B sample was to be tested again.
However, their urine sample was collected again and the results did not change.
This was the first case involving the use of banned substances since Kelantan’s Zamri Ramli failed his doping test during the 2013 FA Cup final against Johor Darul Ta’azim (JDT).