In September 2019 the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the rugby player Siminikwe Gege a after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance 19-norandrosterone (Nandrolone).
After notification the minor Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by SAIDS.
SAIDS finds that the Athlete acted negligently and established how the substance entered his system. It considered that he gave a prompt admission, that he is a minor and had not received anti-doping education.
Therefore SAIDS decides on 12 February 2020 to impose a 3 year and 9 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete starting on the date of provisional suspension, i.e. on 20 September 2019.