Singaporean footballer banned for a year for a brawl

Reuters| Updated: Aug 08, 2014, 12:27 PM IST

Singapore: A Singaporean third division soccer player has been banned for a year by the country`s football association for his role in a brawl at the end of a match, with six of his team mates and the club also punished.

Nur Sazrin Bin Sapuan of Bishan Barx FC was slapped with the severe punishment and also handed a S$500 fine after being found guilty of misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).

The incident occurred after Bishan`s 3-2 defeat by Siglap CSC in June, with the police called to the Jurong West Stadium and several players requiring medical attention, local media reported.

Sarzin`s team mates Annuar Zuhaili Bin Rasidin and Mohd Khairul Bin Abdul Salam were handed eight match suspensions and S$500 fines, with Goh Sheng Ren Aaron, Mohamed Azmi Bin Mahamud and Muhammad Norisham Bin Zulkifli given six match bans.

Muhammad Faiz Abdul Rahim was handed a five match ban, with the club deducted five points and also fined S$1,000.