Football: Life bans imposed in Malaysia for match-fixing
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian football authorities have imposed a lifetime ban on five players and three officials for match-fixing in the domestic league, a senior football official said Saturday.
The eight, who represented Kuala Lumpur, were also slapped with a 20,000 ringgit ($6,084) fine each, part of Football Association of Malaysia's (FAM) push to fight match-rigging in the Southeast Asian country.
Taufek Abdul Razak, FAM disciplinary committee chairman said another seven players from the same football club will face a disciplinary hearing on Friday.
"It is a deterrent punishment. We are serious in fighting match-fixing," he told AFP.