FAS ● Mar 29, 2019

Two NFL players sanctioned for cheating


SINGAPORE, 29 MARCH 2019 – The Football Association of Singapore Disciplinary Committee (FASDC) has sanctioned two players from Yishun Sentek Mariners FC (YSMFC) for cheating during the mandatory 2.4km Fitness Test conducted by Certis Cisco on 16 March 2019.

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. Both players admitted to the charges and were found guilty of violating Regulation 20 of the 2019 NFL Competition Regulations. The FASDC sanctioned both players, banning 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 above sanctions by the FASDC, YSMFC’s NFL Division One match against Tiong Bahru FC (TBFC) played on 17 March 2019 which concluded with a score of 3-2 in favour of YSMFC, shall now be awarded to TBFC with a score of 3-0 as a result of YSMFC fielding the above ineligible players in the said match.