The Ghanaian athlete can't compete for the next four due to doping.
A statement released by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) reads:
"Consistent with rules governing doping violations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Ghana Athletics Association (GAA), Mr. Tim Abeyie has been banned for 4 years following a doping violation."
The offense took place at a competition in Germany where he is based.
Mr. Abeyie’s ban for doping is the 3rd in Ghana’s athletics history, following offenses by Marc Anthony Awere (2003 [competition in Germany]) and Aziz Zakari (2006 [competition in Senegal]).
GAA takes a zero-tolerance approach to doping and has advocated the possibility of lifetime bans for offending athletes while supporting aggressive anti-doping education efforts.