Paul Pogba Receives 4-year Ban from Football for Doping Offences

Juventus Midfielder Paul Pogba PHOTO/Courtsey

By Njenga Brian

Frenchman and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been banned from football for four years after testing positive for a banned substance.

Pogba tested positive for testosterone earlier this season and was suspended on September 11, 2023, while officials opened an investigation.

The midfielder was given the opportunity to appeal and explain how he ingested a banned substance. However, following his explanation, the investigators recommended a four-year ban, the maximum penalty.

Pogba will turn 31 in March and will not be able to return to competitive football until shortly before his 35th birthday. It is understood that his four-year suspension will include the period he has already served on the sidelines and will therefore be lifted in 2027.

This ban exceeds the remaining years of his Juventus deal and unequivocally marks the end of his association with the club.