Federation wants longer bans for Sofia players

The Bulgarian football federation is calling for an extension of

the three-month bans given to three CSKA Sofia players who tested

positive for banned stimulants.

The Bulgarian Football Union said Thursday it had filed an

appeal with the national Olympic Committee’s disciplinary

commission asking it to revise its decision against Kostadin

Stoyanov, Rumen Trifonov and Todor Yanchev. The players tested

positive for methylhexanamine after domestic league matches last


The federation said it wants longer bans because ”FIFA and UEFA

have announced zero tolerance” for athletes who dope.