Turkish Football Federation ‘s (TFF) Discipline Committee announced the penalties for clubs and club executives in the match-fixing case on late Sunday evening. Fenerbahce chairman Aziz Yıldırım and the club have not received any penalty nor ban.
Istanbul / NationalTurk – Professional Football Discipline Committee (PFDK) of TFF has cleared all 16 Turkish teams involved in the match-fixing scandal on Sunday evening. It declared the penalties for individuals and clubs but only a few were hit with bans.
Last year’s champions Fenerbahce and its jailed president got away unpunished and cleared of involvement in the Turkey’s worst match-fixing scandal, Fenerbahce vice – president Şekip Mosturoğlu is deprived of his executive rights for 1 year.
Turkey’s governing body for football has banned two players for up to three years and imposed disciplinary measures on seven other players or club executives.
Turkish football federation stated late Sunday ‘ there was no reason’ to punish any of the clubs, including Fenerbahce which was barred from this season’s Champions League as a result of the match fixing investigation.
Ex Istanbul Büyükşehir player İbrahim Akın is banned from football 3 years.
The final decision of TFF has drawn yet another wave of stark criticism in Turkey, as the country questions its football sector deeply.
Turkish Football Federation ‘s announcement came at 3.00 am local time, in the very early morning hours, after printed media had alredy published their daily issues. It was a mischievous attempt to cover the TFF decision and lower the reactions. TFF has chosen perfect timing to declare the controversial decision on match fixing penalties, as Turkey was focused on the so-called Super-Final’s Sunday games and their aftermath.