GFA bans four football clubs

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

In a damage control exercise, the Goa Football Association has suspended four second-division clubs for alleged match-fixing.

GFA bans four football clubs
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In a damage control exercise, the Goa Football Association has suspended four second-division clubs for alleged match-fixing. The four clubs a€" Curtorim Gymkhana, Sangolda Lightning, Wilred Leisure and Dona Paula a€" were suspended for one year by the GFA for alleged match-fixing in the final round of second division inter-zonal play-off matches on Sunday in which Curtorim beat Sangolda 61-1 and Wilred beat Dona Paula 55-1. The executive committee of GFA which met at an extra-ordinary session at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda last evening recommended to the general body that the managing committee executive members, officials and players of all the four clubs be further expelled for life as per FIFA, the game's world governing body, rules. Additionally, each of the four clubs was also imposed a fine of Rs 5000. All punishments were in conformity with the existing rules and regulations governing the GFA, said Savio Messias, secretary of GFA. Further, all results of the inter-zonal second division league matches involving the four clubs have been declared null and void and the remaining losing semi-finalists of each zone would now be playing among themselves for a place in the first division. (PTI)

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