AFC bans two referees for life for match-fixing

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has banned two Thai referees for life for involvement in match-fixing.  The Committee met on June 29 and 30 at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur.

Thanom Borikut and Chaiya Mahapab were both found guilty of influencing the results of four matches each in a manner contrary to sporting ethics. The violations of Borikut related to four matches played in the 2013 and 2014 calendar year. The violations of Mahapab related to four matches played in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The two officials are banned from all football-related activities for life. The AFC has asked FIFA to extend the bans on a worldwide basis.

In order to not prejudice other open investigations, the matches cannot be identified at the present time.

In another decision, the Disciplinary Committee fined the Saudi Arabian Football Federation USD150,000 for incorrectly granting licences to Al Ahli (KSA) and Al Nassr (KSA) to participate in the 2015 AFC Champions League. USD100,000 of the fine is suspended for a probationary period of two years, taking into account the significant remedial measures that have been put into place since the commencement of the AFC investigation in 2015.

The Committee held that both clubs had overdue payables owed to football creditors which did not qualify for any of the exceptions required in order to be granted a licence.

Please see here for the rest of the decisions made by the AFC Disciplinary Committee. All Member Associations have been informed of the decisions.

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