Lusaka Dynamos docked points
The Fifa Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned MTN FAZ Super League side Lusaka Dynamos with a deduction of three points on the league standings for failure to honour contractual obligations towards Ghanaian player Abdul Latif Mohammed, the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has said.
In a media statement to zambianfootball.co.zm on Friday morning, FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala stated that the national football governing body had received a formal letter from FIFA on April 24, directing that Lusaka Dynamos forfeit three points on the log as part of punishment.
The Disciplinary Committee had opened proceedings following a complaint lodged by the player Abdul Latif Mohammed, resulting in a ruling in favour of the player on March 8.
In its ruling the Fifa Disciplinary Committee directed that Mohammed be paid his dues and that Lusaka Dynamos forfeit three points from the league standings.
The communication from FIFA to FAZ reads inter alia: “Consequently, we request your association to immediately implement the aforementioned decision and provide our services with the proof of the points deduction; in particular the standings of the relevant division on which it can be seen that three points have been deducted from the first team of the club.”
As a result of the points deducted, Lusaka Dynamos will now have 23 points, three points adrift of Stream A leaders Zanaco, from thirteen matches played.