Four Players Sanctioned

Four Players Sanctioned

Four players sanctioned by the BFA before World Cup Qualifiers 2017 and FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017

The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) has announced that on the 18th January 2017 the BFA has sanctioned four football players Ehren Hanna of New Providence, Torin Ferguson of New Providence, Christopher Davis of New Providence and Lamar Cancino of New Providence in accordance with the mandatory BFA Pre-Competition Testing and FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations 3.2

The BFA, decided the following:

    I. Mr Ehren Hanna (26) of New Providence, Bahamas:

            i. Is found to have committed an Anti-Doping Violation. Analysis of Mr Hanna’s sample resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);

            ii. Is suspended for 4 weeks

            iii. Fined $150

            iv. Cannot take part in any football competitions;

            v. Cannot take part in any activities organized by the BFA;

            vi. Cannot enter any facility that the BFA owns, rents or any facility that they host games or tournaments;

            vii. Must undertake another test before suspension can be lifted;


    II. Mr Torin Ferguson (32) of New Providence, Bahamas:

            i. Is found to have committed an Anti-Doping Violation. Analysis of Mr Ferguson’s sample resulted in a positive test for the prohibited
substance Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);

            ii. Is suspended for 4 weeks

            iii. Fined $150

            iv. Cannot take part in any football competitions;

            v. Cannot take part in any activities organized by the BFA;

            vi. Cannot enter any facility that the BFA owns, rents or any facility that they host games or tournaments;

            vii. Must undertake another test before suspension can be lifted;
            (a 2nd test was taken in February 2017 and was found to be negative. Torin Ferguson has his BFA membership and privileges reinstated)

    III. Mr Lamar Cancino (30) of New Providence, Bahamas:

            i. Is found to have committed an Anti-Doping Violation. Analysis of Mr Cancino’s sample resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);

            ii. Is suspended for 4 weeks

            iii. Fined $150

            iv. Cannot take part in any football competitions;

            v. Cannot take part in any activities organized by the BFA;

            vi. Cannot enter any facility that the BFA owns, rents or any facility that they host games or tournaments;

            vii. Must undertake another test before suspension can be lifted;
            (a 2nd test was taken in February 2017 and was found to be negative. Lamar Cancino has his BFA membership and privileges reinstated)

    IV. Mr Christopher Davis (32) of New Providence, Bahamas:

            i. Is found to have committed an Anti-Doping Violation. Analysis of Mr Ferguson’s sample resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);

            ii. Is suspended for 4 weeks

            iii. Fined $150

            iv. Cannot take part in any football competitions;

            v. Cannot take part in any activities organized by the BFA;

            vi. Cannot enter any facility that the BFA owns, rents or any facility that they host games or tournaments;

            vii. Must undertake another test before suspension can be lifted;


Under FIFA Anti Doping art 68.5, FIFA was notified in accordance with art. 37 (Notification) of the decision of the hearing panel pursuant to sections 2 and 6 of chapter X (Fair hearing and Appeals).


FIFA, WADA and BADC Anti-Doping Rules all players registered with the BFA will be eligible to be tested at any time and before any International game and/or tournament. BADC can also perform out-of-competition unannounced tests and in-competition test at any time.

The BFA carried out over 18 Anti-Doping test in 2017 prior to the CONCACAF Qualifiers and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup of which there were 4 players that tested positive for a banned substance and 1 player evaded Anti-Doping testing.