Five players from the Malaysia Super League (MSL) will face match suspension, according to Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu, Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
The five players will face suspension due to “striking” their opponents during a match, and warnings have been issued towards players who failed to maintain their conduct on the pitch.
FAM’s Code of Conduct will suspend the five players for one match and slap them with a fine of RM3,000.
The five players are Afiq Fazail from Johor Darul Ta’zim, Nazmi Faiz from Johor Darul Ta’zim, Kedah’s Mohd Rizal Ghazali, T-Team’s Fakhrurazi Musa, Pahang’s star player Mohamadou Sumareh.
Afiq Fazail will face suspension for Johor Darul Ta’zim’s fixture against Melaka on the 6th of May, for his misconduct during the JDT v Pahang game in the quarter finals of FA Cup.
Rizal Ghazali will face double suspension, as he is automatically suspended from Kedah’s match against Perak due to a red card he picked up when Kedah went up against T-Team. Therefore, he will receive another suspension for Kedah’s fixture agaisnt PKNS FC on the 9th of May 2017.
T-Team’s Fakhrurazi Musa will be banned from the next match against Perak, for a misconduct in the T-Team v Kedah match.
Pahang’s key figure, Mohamadou Sumareh, will miss Pahang’s FA Cup clash against Negeri Sembilan on the 30th April.
JDT’s Nazmi Faiz Mansor, who was initially let off with a harsh warning for refusing to handshake with a Pahang player at the end of the match, also faces suspension after dissatisfied fans lashed out on the FAM post.
According to the fans, Nazmi Faiz also kicked Alves during a feud they were involved in, and he should be suspended as well.
After reevaluating the video, FAM’s Disciplinary Committee also found Johor Darul Ta’zim Nazmi Faiz Mansor guilty for striking an opponent during a match. This means Nazmi Faiz will miss JDT’s next match against Melaka on the 6th of May.