Adelaide United forward Ken Ilso has been suspended by Football Federation Australia after the Dane allegedly tested positive for cocaine use
Ilso – who joined the Reds this season and has played for eight different clubs since 2011 – returned a positive A-sample for Benzoylecgonine (metabolite of Cocaine), which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Code and FFA’s National Anti-Doping Policy.
He was tested by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on 27 January 2019.
The provisional suspension is a mandatory step under FFA’s National Anti-Doping Policy. While it is in place, Ilso is banned from the A-League and all other WADA compliant sports.
He now has the opportunity to have his B-sample analysed before FFA takes steps to issue him with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation notice.
FFA confirmed the ban and test result today but refused to make any further comment "...while this process is underway".
Ilso's ban comes just a few days after former A-League star Adrian Caceres was jailed for drug dealing and revealed he had been hooked on ice through his A-League career at Central Coast Mariners, Perth Glory, Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix.