Match-fixers get life bans

Match-fixers get life bans

Five players and three team officials from a third-tier Malaysian football club have been handed life bans after being found guilty of match-fixing.

The eight who represented Kuala Lumpur FA were also fined 20,000 ringgit ($7,700) by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), who will hold a disciplinary hearing on Friday for seven more players from the club, the Malaysia Star reported on Saturday.

The newspaper said coach Stanislav Lieskovsky, assistant manager Rosli Omar and kitman Shaari Jani were the officials disciplined with the Slovakian manager having already returned home to Europe in July.

The five Malaysian players named were 29-year-old defender Jeremy Danker, 28-year-old right back Hafizi Roslee, 26-year-old centre back Fadhulah Yunsiar, 31-year-old midfielder Khairul Anuar and 22-year-old goalkeeper Phoo Kai Lun.

The paper did not say which games had been fixed.

The three-time Malaysia Cup winners have suffered back-to-back relegations and will compete in the third tier - the FAM League next year.

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