Macchindra offered bribe

KATHMANDU, July 14: Machhindra FC on the verge of relegation had offered money to Koilapani Polestar requesting the Nawalparasi-based club to fix the match, the club´s manager Tara Prasad Bhusal revealed on Thursday in the post match conference.

When asked whether they played a fixed match, Bhusal said, though they got match fixing offers from two clubs including Machhindra, they rejected such offers.

 "They called us and assured financial support but we did not meet them," said Bhusal who did not wish to disclose the name of the other club. However, Koilapani lost 7-0 to Machhindra. "We are here to play football and have not fixed any match."

ANFA forms probe committee

KATHMANDU: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has set up a probe committee to investigate match-fixing rumors. The five-member committee has been formed under the coordination of ANFA´s Vice-president Mahesh Bista, said a press statement released by ANFA on Thursday. ANFA officials Dhirendra Pradhan, Ganesh Chand and Rajaram Dhakal are other members of the committee.

For the fifth member, ANFA has requested a representative from Nepal Police for effective inquiry. If two clubs are found guilty of match fixing they will be punished according to tournament regulations. This among other things might get the club relegated to the second division for the upcoming year. If players are found guilty of match-fixing, the club shall be relegated to B division for a year and players could be banned for one to three years. The club and player can also be punished according to the law of state. Machhindra FC is rumored to have played fixing match with Bansbari FC in its 3-0 victory.

Three Star fined

KATHMANDU: Mega Three Star has been slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 for fans´ misconduct during its match against Nepal Police Club on Wednesday in the Martyrs Memorial A Division League. Three Star fans had broken the seats of the VIP parapet and thrown them towards ground after the team´s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nepal Police Club on Wednesday. They had also thrown water bottles and other things targeting Police players during its victory celebration. ANFA Vice president Lalit Krishna Shrestha is also the Vice president of Three Star. Earlier, Bauddha FC had been fined Rs 15,000 in a similar incident.

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