SINGAPORE, 10 AUGUST 2022 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Disciplinary Committee (DC) reached a verdict on the case involving Singapore Premier League (SPL) clubs Lion City Sailors FC (LCSFC) and Tampines Rovers FC (TRFC) earlier tonight.
The DC had convened on Thursday, 4 August 2022 to hear the case, where charges had been brought against LCSFC and TRFC regarding various incidents that had occurred at the technical area of Jalan Besar Stadium during and after their SPL match on 24 July 2022.
All evidence was reviewed and studied by the DC, before the following sanctions were decided upon for the corresponding charges:
|1.||Kim Do Hoon – LCSFC Head Coach||Violent Conduct||Fine of S$2,000.00 and 3-match suspension|
|2.||Mustafic Fahrudin – TRFC Assistant Coach||Violent Conduct||Fine of S$3,000.00 and 3-match suspension|
|3.||Lion City Sailors FC||Conduct of Team||Fine of S$5,000.00|
|4.||Tampines Rovers FC||Conduct of Team||Fine of S$5,000.00|
The decisions that were communicated to the clubs and players are as follow, in full:
- Lion City Sailors FC was fined $5,000.00.
- Mr Kim Do Hoon of Lion City Sailors FC was fined $2,000.00 and given a 3-match suspension. The suspension is a ban from the team dressing room and team bench in the next 3 Singapore Premier League games involving Lion City Sailors FC with immediate effect.
- Tampines Rovers FC was fined $5,000.00.
- Mr Mustafic Fahrudin of Tampines Rovers FC was fined $3,000.00 and given a 3-match suspension. The suspension is a ban from the team dressing room and team bench in the next 3 Singapore Premier League games involving Tampines Rovers FC with immediate effect.
In deliberating the various sentences, DC Chairperson, Mr K Bala Chandran, said: “The panel had considered several factors prior to deriving the sanctions meted out. On the issue of the fines handed out to the two clubs for the conduct, the DC noted that the situation did not escalate into a brawl and the match was not abandoned as good sense ultimately prevailed. The DC concluded that the acts of both LCSFC’s Head Coach and TRFC’s Assistant Coach were of violent conduct and that they, as officials who are expected to uphold professionalism and sportsmanship in such situations, had fallen short of expectations. TRFC’s Assistant Coach was seen via video footages to have moved towards LCSFC’s Head Coach on three separate occasions, which unfortunately further escalated the situation, rather than defusing it. In this regard, the DC agreed that his actions merit the higher fine imposed.”
The official Notice of Decision will be issued to both clubs tomorrow.
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