Press releases 25th August 2016

AFC Appeal Committee dismiss match-fixing appeals

The AFC Appeal Committee at its meetings today dismissed appeals lodged by four Nepal players and one official against their life-time bans for match-fixing offences.

The AFC Disciplinary Committee found official Anjan K.C. and the four players, Bikash Singh Chhetri, Sandip Rai, Ritesh Thapa and Sagar Thapa, guilty of violating article 62 and 69 of the AFC Disciplinary Code in relation to various friendly international A team fixtures during the period 2008-2012.

Today’s decision confirms the ruling by the AFC Disciplinary Committee on December 5, 2015, banning the individuals for life from any football-related activities.

For more information about the decisions, please see here.

• This media release was originally published by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on 25 August 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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