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AFC hands down lifetime ban for ex-Timor Leste technical director

Former Timor Leste technical football director Orlando Marques Henriques has been banned from the sport for life after involving in match-fixing.

The AFC stated that Orlando was found guilty of agreeing to accept $15,000 from a third party to arrange seven Timor Leste players to lose the match against Malaysia during the 2015 SEA Games.

Orlando was recently released from prison in Singapore after he had previously pleaded guilty to various offences relating to the matter in the same year.

Previously in March, the Timor Leste Football Federation (FFTL) has been found culpable of using falsified documents and birth certificates to allow Brazilian born players to turn out for the tiny South East Asian nation.