DISCIPLINARY HEARING: Three match suspension, RM1,500 fine each
TWO Selangor players, skipper Mohd Amri Yahyah and Mohd Bunyamin Umar, were handed three-match suspensions and fined RM1,500 each by the Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) Disciplinary Committee yesterday.
The Disciplinary Committee penalised the duo for causing hurt to Kelantan's Lebanese import Mohammed Ghaddar Mahmoud during a Super League match on June 29 at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Baru which Selangor lost 1-0.
FAM's Disciplinary Board Committee chairman Datuk Taufik Abdul Razak said the punishment was meted out by the committee after viewing the incident on video, listening to statements from witnesses and having gone through match official Mohd Jefferi Zolkifli's report.
"The three-match suspension will be effective immediately and the duo will not be allowed to appeal since the punishment was the minimum suspension for the offence, although the committee could have handed out a more severe punishment," he said after chairing a two-hour DB committee meeting at Wisma FAM yesterday.
Mohd Bunyamin was charged with punching Mohamad Ghaddar while Mohd Amri was alleged to have stomped on the Lebanese.
During the meeting yesterday, Mohd Amri was accompanied by head coach Irfan Bakti and assistant coach P. Maniam, while Mohd Bunyamin did not attend the meeting as he is currently in Vienna, Austria with the national team.
Mohammed Ghaddar, who was also involved in the incident, will face the DB on Friday.
Three Pahang officials -- team manager Datuk Che Nasir Salleh, assistant manager Zainal Abidin Hassan and the team's physiotherapist -- will also be hauled up to face the DB for disputing the match official's decision during a Super League match between Pahang and Kedah at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca on July 19.