MUMBAI FC U-19 have been ‘scratched’ from the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) Super Division league and their goalkeeper has been suspended for one year after they fielded an ineligible player in the tournament.
MDFA’s disciplinary committee acted on a complaint lodged by Karnataka Sporting Association on Saturday,alleging that Mumbai goalkeeper Vivek Tiwari had represented Bacon FC in the second division league as well. Tiwari was Mumbai FC’s goalkeeper throughout the season and also took the field against KSA. According to MDFA rules,a player is allowed to represent only one club during a season.
The association saw this as a breach of conduct and decided to impose a one-year ban on Tiwari and also penalise the club. All the results of the matches involving Mumbai FC have been declared null and void. They will not be allowed to take further part in the league. Their goalkeeper,meanwhile,has been suspended for one year, MDFA secretary Souter Vaz said,adding,The club realised its mistake and hasn’t challenged the decision.