Saudi Arabia relegates club over match fixing
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SFF) ordered the relegation of Al-Mojzel to the second division (Saudi’s third tier) over manipulating the result of its match with Al-Jeel, a statement said late Thursday.
The kingdom’s top division is the Abdul Latif Jameel League, followed by the first division, which Al-Mojzel had belonged to.
The SFF also banned Al-Mojzel’s president Ahmed Al-Abdallah, along with an administrator and a player, from practising any football-related activities for life.
It also fined each of them $80,000 (72,000 euros).
The managers of clubs Hajer and Al-Feiha faced the same penalties along with other officials over unspecified violations.
The SFF said last month that it was probing a “suspected manipulation of results” insisting on the “importance of a fair competition.”