Bea Mountain forward Mark Paye has been handed a one-year ban by the Competition Department of the Liberia Football Association
The Bea Mountain player was charged by the LFA Competition Department for assaulting referee Moses Forkpah during an Orange First Division game against LISCR FC.
Paye on Sunday, December 5, 2021, during the match which was played at the Tusa field verbally and physically, abused referee Moses Forkpah, an act which was deemed to have breached the laws of the game and regulations of the association.
It can be recalled on December 5, player Paye was shown his second yellow card in the 83rd minute by referee Moses Forkpah when he refused to exit the field using the shortest route after he was substituted by Bea Mountain.
Following his second booking, the player was seen on camera assaulting referee Moses Forkpah which immediately led to the game being abandoned after the referee collapsed on the pitch.
As such in accordance with chapter 21, Article 2, Section 1.1 of the 2021-22 LFA rules and regulations, the local football house announced that Mark Paye has been banned from taking part in all football-related activity with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, in a separate communication, the Competition Department has ruled that Bea Mountain Football Club forfeited the three-match points with a minus 2 goal difference after the incident forced the match to be abandoned.
This means LISCR FC who were down 2-1 after 83 minutes is now the Winner of Sunday’s match.
The Liberia Football Association has also announced that both player Paye and Bea Mountain can also appeal the decision of the Competition Department within 72 hours of the LFA communication.