4 Dec 2009 - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has been fined $15,000 by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
A meeting of the AFC Disciplinary Committee on November 25 decided to fine
An AFC statement published on its official website Thursday states, “The All Nepal Football Association has been fined US$15,000 for the conduct of spectators during the AFC U19 Championship 2010 qualifier between
However, the fine imposed on
ANFA President Ganesh Thapa said ANFA would appeal the AFC Disciplinary Committee decision and request for reduction of the fine amount. “The incident happened after Jordanian players provoked the audience,” said Thapa. “We will clarify this to the AFC."
“However, ANFA will admit that the incident was unfortunate and express commitment to make sure such dents do not repeat in the future,” Thapa said adding, “Being an underdeveloped country we will request them to reconsider the fine amount”.
In the AFC U-19 match held on November 1 at the Dasharath Stadium, assistant referee Shakour Heidar of
Spectators had pelted stones at him after the Jordanian team that was limited to nine men took an unexpected lead while the match was a 2-2 draw.
Heidar, who sustained injuries to the head, was rushed to the nearby hospital. He was replaced by the fourth official Saleem Ali from the
Earlier, ANFA was slapped a fine of $7,000 after viewers hit a Kyrgyzstan player with water bottles and coin during the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers 2010 at the Dasharath Stadium on March 28, 2009.