Shillong, Dec 3: The Disciplinary Committee of the Meghalaya State League 2019 has sanctioned Mynthong for fielding an ineligible foreign player in their first match of Group B in Khliehriat against Sutnga on 28th November.

The player in question is Dieye Hamidou, who scored a brace in Mynthong’s 3-1 victory over Sutnga.

In a letter to the Secretary of Mynthong SC, MSL 2019 Tournament Director Wanshan Kharkrang said, “As the concerned player was approved for transfer by the AIFF (All India Football Federation) only on Friday evening, ie 29th November 2019, fielding of the said player on 28th November against Sutnga SSCC is therefore deemed as a direct breach of the MSL guidelines.”

Sutnga were thus awarded three points from the match, taking them to six from two games, while Mynthong see their tally drop from nine to six from three matches.

(Photo: Facebook/Meghalaya Football Association)

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