Sunday, 5 February 2012

FAM to act against President Cup players and coach involved in match-fixing

The FA of Malaysia (FAM) will be nailing 18 President Cup players and a coach who were found to be involving in match-fixing the last M-League season.

FAM deputy president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said they faced suspensions of between two and five years and that FAM's secretariat would be dealing with them soon.

Speaking to reporters after chairing a meeting of FAM's executive council here today, he said FAM meant business about match-fixing and would not give any quarter to players or officials involved in the scourge.

According to FAM secretary-general Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad, the 18 players were from the Negeri Sembilan, T-Team and MP Muar teams.

Tengku Abdullah also announced that effective today, FAM's assistant-secretary-general Kelly Sathiraj had been tasked with monitoring payment of salaries of players and officials in the M-League to ensure they were made promptly.

Earlier, Tengku Abdullah had handed over two cheques, for RM50,000 each, to welfare organisations NCWO Negeri Sembilan and Yayasan Kemiskinan Kelantan. The money was from ticket collections for the 2012 Charity Shield Cup.

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