Solomon Warriors’ Tigi Molea suspended for six matches in Telekom S-League

Solomon Islands international Tigi Molea was suspendend by SIFF (Solomon Islands Football Federation) for the first six matches of the 2020 Telekom S-League as outcome of the accusation of assault in a Telekom S-League match in the last season. The Solomon Warriors’ player will also be fined for $1000 for his conduct.

SIFF Secretariat has already communicated the decision to the player and Solomon Warriors. Upon hearing and reading the materials presented before the DC, it found the player guilty of physical assault contrary to article 48 (1) of the SIFF Disciplinary Code (“the Code’’) for which a four (4) matches suspension has been imposed on the player. A fine of $1000 is imposed on the player pursuant of article 48(3) of the Code. Furthermore, DC has found the player guilty of offensive behaviour contrary to article 55(1) of the Code for which two (2) matches suspension has been imposed“, said SIFF Media in a press release.

Tigi Molea (red) – OFC Media

Molea assaulted Henderson Eels player Derrick Taebo after a match between Taebo’s side and Molea’s Solomon Warriors last season. Lots of questions emerged during the period – as why SIFF took too long to evaluate the case and give a final outcome – but it is understood the OFC Champions League preparations and then the COVID-19 pandemics were sensible barries for the resolution of the case.

However, SIFF also stated both Molea and Warriors can appeal against the final decision of the board – what is expected as the player is an important member of the Warriors squad. The current Telekom S-League champions counted the midfielder in the OFC Champions League campaign this year that qualified the team for the knock-out stage. Warriors is set to make their debut in the league season this Wednesday (19th Aug) at Lawson Tama Stadium against Marist FC.

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