St Kilda have given Ahmed Saad a second chance at an AFL career after selecting him in Wednesday’s rookie draft.
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Ahmed Saad has been given the opportunity to resurrect his AFL career where it first began, with St Kilda using its second selection in the rookie draft to give him a second chance.
Saad has been training on his own since being handed an 18-month ban for taking a banned substance.
According to AFL.com.au, Saad was attracting interest from both Collingwood and Carlton, meaning the Saints had to act swiftly and select the 25-year-old with the 19th pick overall.
Saad will be allowed to begin training with the Saints when his ban ends in early 2015.
In other Saints news, Oakleigh Chargers/Port Melbourne midfielder Jack Sinclair will join Saad at Seaford after being selected with the no.1 pick overall.