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Ghana and Kortrijk midfielder Kumordzi handed four-month doping ban in Belgium

Published on: 21 May 2018
Ghana and Kortrijk midfielder Kumordzi handed four-month doping ban in Belgium
Kortrijk's Yao Bennard Kumordzi fights for the ball during the Jupiler Pro League match between KV Kortrijk and Waasland-Beveren, in Kortrijk, Saturday 02 December 2017, on the day 17 of the Jupiler Pro League, the Belgian soccer championship season 2017-2018. BELGA PHOTO KURT DESPLENTER

KV Kortrijk player Bennard Kumordzi has received a four-month ban in Belgium over his failed drugs test in the Belgian top-flight league.

The Flemish Doping Tribunal slapped the Ghanaian international with the ban after testing positive for the banned substance as earlier reported by

Kumordzi tested positive on 15 October of last year after the match against Standard Liege.

During that test, the concentration of Carboxy-THC in the urine sample was found to be just too high and another test turned out to be positive.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive substance in cannabis, so it is not a performance-enhancing drug.

During his suspension, Kumordzi will remain in the first team of KVK.

The 33-year-old Ghanaian says that he has not consciously taken the substance himself.

"He will stay committed to the club during his suspension and hopes to prove his value for the club again as soon as possible after his suspension", KV Kortrijk said in a statemeent.

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