AFC suspends match officials for alleged match-fixing

The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended Thai referees Thanom Borikut and Chaiya Mahapab for 60 days for alleged actions related to match-fixing. Mahapab was a FIFA referee from 2007 to 2014, while Borikut (photo) participated, as assistant referee, at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2007.
The investigation is ongoing and the AFC may extend the ban for further 30 days. The AFC has also written to FIFA to ask for the suspension to be extended worldwide. The Football Association of Thailand has been notified of the decisions today. The AFC has a zero tolerance towards match manipulation. The AFC works to combat match-fixing on the continent through its three-point strategy of prevention, detection and response.

Source: AFC