Selangor skipper Amri Yahyah and teammate Bunyamin Omar punished

Selangor's plan to add this year’s Malaysia Cup to their tally has been disrupted after two of their players were found guilty of violent conduct and suspended for three matches

Selangor’s Amri Yahyah and Bunyamin Omar have been handed three match suspensions and fined RM 1,500 each by the Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) yesterday.

The decision was made after both players were alleged to have physically attacked Kelantan’s Lebanese player Mohammed Ghaddar in a Malaysian Super League (MSL) match at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu on June 29. Selangor lost that game by a solitary goal, scored by Ghaddar.

According to its chairman Datuk Taufik Abdul Razak, FAM's Disciplinary Board Committee meted out the suspension after going through evidence including the video of the incident, witness statements and the match report. Both the players ultimately also admitted to committing the offence.

“The three-match suspension will be effective immediately and the duo will not be allowed to appeal since the punishment was the minimum suspension for the offence,” Taufik told reporters. Ghaddar will face the Disciplinary Board separately on Friday.

With this verdict, skipper Amri and Bunyamin are set to miss the first three group matches for Selangor in the Malaysia Cup, making their mission of winning the competition for the 33rd time a tad harder.