Bassa LFA Suspends, Fines Players, Coach

first_imgThe Grand Bassa County Sub-Association of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has suspended and fined seven 3rd Division players and a coach.According to a communication signed by Secretary Moses D. Hayes, Sr. and approved by Chairman Jeremiah B. Johnson, the players are from Gbehzohn PRO FC in Lower Harlandsville Township outside Buchanan City.The players have been suspended for one year for attacking center referee Emmanuel Gaye during a match between their team and Fairplay FC at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium recently.The players are Reuben B. Frank, Emmanuel Tarley, Philip Roberts, Junior Gibson and Leroy Simpson.The club is also fined $10,000LD for bringing the match to a standstill, and it is responsible to pay for missing and damaged items.The items included 2 fox forty whistles at the cost of $30 USD, a set of referee’s cards at the cost of $15 USD, Medical bills for Referee Gaye at the cost of $1,500LD and window glasses broken by Player Junior Gibson from the VIP which cost $40 USD. Gibson has denied the charge. Also two players of Western Lion F.C of Lower Harlandsville Township, Daniel Kpehe and Sequence Freeman were also suspended for one year. They attacked center referee Sylvester S. Sayon during a match between Fashion FC and Western Lion FC. In another development, Coach Abraham Harrington of Fashion F.C. was suspended for six months for insulting center referee Sylvester S. Sayon during a match between Fashion FC and Western Lion, recently.The action exhibited by the suspended players and the coach as well as their clubs contravenes LFA’s Rules and Regulations, chapter 18, Article 1, Section 1.5a and Section 1.7 respectively. Accordingly, section 1.5a states that any official who shall assault a match official or LFA Official before, during and after a match shall be suspended for one year for the first offense and pay all expenses incurred by the match official or LFA official and 18 months for the second offense.Section 1.7 also states that a club player, officials or member of a club who shall encourage or authorize the team to abandon a match or bring a match to a standstill shall be fined $10,00LD and be suspended for not less than one year and not exceeding two years.The suspension of the seven players and coach started September 28, 2015 and will expire September 28, 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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