Bengaluru FC vow punishments as Covid breaches halt AFC Cup games
Indian club Bengaluru FC have vowed strict
punishments after coronavirus breaches that led to the team
being ordered out of the Maldives and halted group games in
the AFC Cup.
Bengaluru were to face home side Eagles FC in a play-off on
Tuesday, but the Maldives government ordered them to leave
Sunday for breaking pandemic guidelines set up for the
The Asian Football Confederation postponed AFC Cup Group
D, which was due to take place in the Maldives, as a result.
The team were guilty of “unacceptable behaviour”, Youth and
Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof said.
“The club should leave… immediately as we can’t entertain this
Bengaluru chief executive Parth Jindal promised that “the
strictest action will be taken against these players/staff”.
“On behalf of Bengaluru FC I am extremely sorry for the
inexcusable behavior of three of our foreign players/staff while
Source: Football – Fairplay News
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