Namibia's Young African FC relegated over player irregularities

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-25 02:31:45|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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WINDHOEK, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Namibian Premier football league (NPL) side, Young African FC has been relegated from the country's top flight league with immediate effect, the NPL announced on Thursday.

Young African FC were found guilty of registering a player with false identification details and contravening rule 52.4 of the NPL Football Manual on Rules and Regulation for corrupt, dishonest or unlawful practice in connection with matches played under the auspices of the league, during the 2017/18 MTC Premiership Season.

The NPL said in a statement that the relegation comes following a disciplinary committee hearing held on Dec. 5, 2018, which concluded that the team is guilty in both two cases.

According to the NPL, Young African FC forfeits points for all the matches that the player played under the fraudulent cloud and the points gained must be awarded to the opponents whom they were played against for each match.

Furthermore the team shall pay 50, 000 Namibia dollars (3,608 U.S. dollars) for both offenses and such payment must be made on or before the end of May.

"As Young African FC was ordered to forfeit the points for all the matches that player played, the club has been relegated from the MTC/NPL Premier League with immediate effect," the NPL concluded.