Pele FC fined $200,000 for abandoning Stag Elite League game

Stag Elite League…

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) stated in a press release that; in matter of Pele FC’s abandonment of Match 52 in the Stag Elite League Finale against Alpha United, the Executive Committee of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has ruled the following in keeping with Article 15.2 of the Stag Elite League Regulation:
1. That Pele Club will be fined a total of G$200,000.

Pele FC and Golden Jaguars midfielder Gregory Richardson
Pele FC and Golden Jaguars midfielder Gregory Richardson

2. Forfeiture of the match by Pele FC and a 3-0 victory awarded to Alpha United FC
3. Deduction of three points from Pele FC from the Points Standings in the League
Pele FC abandoned the match against Alpha United after Gregory Richardson and Omario Williams were both sent off in the 25th and 27th minutes respectively, both players were sent off for using abusive and threatening language towards the referee.
Article 15.2 states that the Guyana Football Federation shall have the authority to suspend, fine or disqualify any official(s), player(s) or competing teams(s), that breach any Laws of the League or for any action or conduct not in the best interest of football or the Elite League.
Additionally, the Executive Committee has ruled that the club had violated Article 13.5 of the said Regulations and will face disciplinary actions if found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute and will be liable for a minimum fine of twenty thousand dollars.
Further, the fine indicated earlier ($200,000) must be paid by the 27th May, 2016; failure to adhere to this deadline will result in further disciplinary action being taken against the club.
Pele FC now drops to 5th position with 14 points as GDF now moves into fourth on 17 points. Both sides have one game remaining. Pele will be looking to turn things around when they face Fruta Conquerors next, as they seek to secure a top four finish. Nevertheless, GDF will be looking to dampen those hopes as they face bottom of the table GFC in their final game. A victory will secure GDF’s fourth place finish and book a final four playoff spot.