Malaysia FA hit with heavy penalties from AFC

Malaysia have been hit with a totaling $62,000 penalties following the latest Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee meeting, in which the result was announced on Tuesday.

Head coach Nelo Vingada was fined $5,000 and warned about his future conduct in the AFC Asian Cup qualifier between Malaysia and Hong Kong on October 5. He reportedly made the insulting comments toward the Australian match officials and questioned their appointment in the post-match media conference

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) was hit by a $6,000 fine for misconduct after several players harassed referee Chris Beath when he awarded Hong Kong a penalty in added time.

On the other hand, captain Safiq Rahim was fined $1,000 and receiving just a one-match ban for his red card against Hong Kong on October 10.

The FAM was also fined for the conduct of the fans involving matches that Malaysian teams participated in.