KUALA LUMPUR – Three players paid the price for unruliness in the 2016 Malaysian League via suspensions and fines by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
FAM’s disciplinary committee which convened yesterday imposed a four-match suspension and a RM2,000 fine on Pahang defender, Mohd Saiful Nizam Miswan.
He was found guilty of uttering harsh words against the referee during the Super League match between Pahang and Terengganu FC II at the Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan on Feb 13, FAM said in a statement.
The four-match suspension covers the FA Cup second round action between Pahang and Terengganu FC II tomorrow, other than two Super League matches, between Pahang and Selangor (Feb 27) and the meeting with Terengganu FA on March 1.
The three matches all take place at Darul Makmur Stadium.
He had undergone an automatic suspension when Pahang FC lost 1-4 to Penang last Tuesday.
Negeri Sembilan player, Mohd Hariri Mohd Safii and Kuantan FA player, Hazwan Fakrullah Mohd Zuridi were each fined RM1,000 and suspended four and two matches each respectively.
They were found guilty by the FAM Disiplinary Committee of attacking one another during Premier League action at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi on Feb 12.
The parent body explained that the four-match suspension for Mohd Hariri covered the FA Cup second round action between Negeri Sembilan and Sungai Ara FC at the USM Mini Stadium, Penang this Saturday and the Premier League action against Kuala Lumpur at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi, on Feb 26.
The player will also miss the Premier League action between Negeri Sembilan and Melaka at the Hang Jebat Stadium on March 1.
He had undergone an automatic suspension when Negeri Sembilan recorded a 3-1 win over DRB-Hicom FC in Premier League action at the Proton Stadium, Tanjung Malim on Feb 15.
Hazwan Fakrullah will be suspended from the match for the FA Cup second round action between Kuantan FA and Penang at the Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan, this Saturday.
The player had undergone an automatic one match suspension when his team recorded a 4-1 win over Sabah in a home game on Feb 15.
FAM also informed that the three players were given stiff warnings and that heavier punishments would be meted out if they repeated the same offences.