Two NFL players suspended till 2021 for cheating.
The Football Association of Singapore Disciplinary Committee (FASDC) has banned two players from National Football League Division one side Yishun Sentek Mariners FC (YSMFC) for two years till 2021 for cheating during the mandatory 2.4km Fitness Test conducted by Certis Cisco on 16 March 2019.
The two players – Muhammad Shahir Bin Hamzah and Masnashzreen Bin Masturi were charged for cheating by allowing unknown persons to impersonate them and take the fitness tests on their behalf.
Photographic and video evidences were tendered during the hearing as proof of the offences.
According to a statement issued by the Football Association of Singapore, both players admitted to the charges and were found guilty of violating Regulation 20 of the 2019 NFL Competition Regulations.
The FASDC banned them from being registered in any FAS organised or sanctioned tournaments/competitions until the end of the 2021 Season.
The above decisions issued by the FASDC were notified to the players today and can be contested before the FAS Appeals Committee.
Given the sanctions by the FASDC, YSMFC’s NFL Division One match against Tiong Bahru FC (TBFC) which played on 17 March 2019 which concluded with a score of 3-2 in favour of YSMFC, has now been awarded to TBFC with a score of 3-0.