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Two Laos internationals banned for life due to match-fixing

Two Laos internationals banned for life due to match-fixing

The AFC has decided to implement a life-long ban on the Laotian Khampheng Sayavutthi and Lembo Saysana owing to their involvement in match-fixing.

The disciplinary and ethics committee of the AFC has determined that Khampheng Sayavuthi and Lembo Saysana affected the result of friendly match between Hong Kong and Laos on October 5, 2017 in return of illegal benefits. The match ended in favor of the Hong Kong team as they they prevailed 4-0.

Considering the severeness of this action, the AFC has put a ban on these two players from all football-related activities for life.

Lembo Sayana was a talented striker of the Laotian football at the time and played for the domestic club Electricite du Laos.

Whereas, Khampheng Sayavutthi is one of the best footballers that Laos has ever produced. He played 49 times and scored 15 goals for the Laos national football team, which is right behind the all-time most caps and most goals scored Visay Phaphouvanin with 51 caps and 18 goals.

Previously, 22 Laotian and Cambodian players along with officials, who were the members of the Laos national football team or the Laotian club Lao Toyota, also got life-long bans relating to match-fixing.