Pahang player Mohamadou Sumareh (white) and Pknp FC player (orange) during Semifinal Shopee Malaysia Fa Cup 2018 match between Pknp Fc and Pahang at Stadium Perak,Ipoh on 1 July 2018. Photo by Zulfachri Zulkifli/
PETALING JAYA, 30 Oct – It is just the beginning of a long battle after Pahang slapped a two year ban on naturalized Malaysian, Mohamadou Sumareh earlier this week for gross indiscipline that has also dragged in the FA of Malaysia and FIFA.
The Gambian-born Sumareh has been in the limelight in the football fraternity after securing his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) to play for Thai club, Police Tero FC in the Thai Football League.
The Pahang FA disciplinary board which met on Tuesday, found the international guilty of four charges and slapped him with a two year ban from all football activities in the country.
However, nothing has been mentioned if it also involves Sumareh’s international career with Harimau Malaya.
Among the charges filed against Sumareh by the Pahang FA is failing to show up for Pahang’s training from Aug 3-28.
He also failed to turn up for Pahang’s home match in the Super League against Johor Darul Takzim at the Darulmakmur Stadium in Kuantan on Aug 28.
The national striker was also charged for breaching Article 6.6 of his contract by referring directly to FIFA and not to the FA of Malaysia (FAM) on his grouses over the late payment of salaries.
Sumareh has been playing for Pahang since 2017. The East Coast state had played a key role for the player to obtain his Malaysian citizenship which saw him win a place in the national squad under chief coach, Tan Cheng Hoe.
The ban by Pahang came as a shock to Sumareh who said he is ”sick and tired” with the latest developments in the matter and wants to be ”left in peace” to concentrate on his football career.
“I am not feeling good and beg for the matter to be put at rest.”
Meanwhile, Cheng Hoe is left perplexed with the turn of events but has left the matter to be settled by FAM.
“For now let us wait and see what going to happen next,” said Cheng Hoe from Penang.

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