Press releases 4th April 2016

AFC suspends referees for alleged match-fixing

The Chairman of the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended Thai referees Thanom Borikut and Chaiya Mahapab for 60 days for alleged actions related to match-fixing.

The investigation is ongoing and the AFC may extend the ban for further 30 days. The AFC has also written to FIFA to ask for the suspension to be extended worldwide.

The Football Association of Thailand has been notified of the decisions today.

The AFC has a zero tolerance towards match manipulation. The AFC works to combat match-fixing on the continent through its three-point strategy of prevention, detection and response.

•  This media release was originally published on The Asian Football Confederation’s internet site on 1 April 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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