West Ham fined by FIFA for using Sakho in FA Cup match

 West Ham United have been fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($108,061) by FIFA following a dispute with the Senegalese FA over Diafra Sakho who played in an FA Cup match having withdrawn from the squad for the African Nations Cup.

Reuters| Updated: Feb 04, 2015, 22:05 PM IST
West Ham fined by FIFA for using Sakho in FA Cup match

Zurich: West Ham United have been fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($108,061) by FIFA following a dispute with the Senegalese FA over Diafra Sakho who played in an FA Cup match having withdrawn from the squad for the African Nations Cup.

West Ham claimed Sakho, who was issued with a reprimand, could not play for Senegal due to a back injury but that he had recovered in time to play in their FA Cup fourth round match at Bristol City on Jan. 25 in which he scored in a 1-0 win.

Soccer`s world governing body announced the sanctions in a statement on Wednesday.