Johor Football Club suspends six players

Johor Malay football team won the Singapore Football Fiesta 2008 competition, posing with their medals and Haji Bokhari Razak trophy with a cheque worth $1500. The Johor Football Club has suspended six players from its President's Cup team with immediate effect after elements of match fixing were found in the team's 3-0 win over Perlis in Pasir Gudang on Feb 16.

JOHOR - Johor Football Club has suspended six players from its President's Cup team with immediate effect after elements of match fixing were found in the team's 3-0 win over Perlis in Pasir Gudang on Feb 16.

The success against Perlis was Johor FC's only win so far in five matches.

Earlier, they lost to Perak (2-0), Armed Forces (1-0), Muar Municipality (1-0) and Terengganu (3-1).

Johor FC secretary Tahir Hamdan said the six players would remain suspended until police investigations were over.

Tahir said the police had questioned the six players.

He said that one of the players, suspected to be the mastermind, faced police investigation.

"They will be suspended without salary.

"We view the matter seriously and we will not hesitate to take drastic action against any player found to have flouted the law," said Tahir.

Johor FC became the first club in the country to win the President's Cup in 2009. It qualified for the quarter-finals in 2010.

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