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Match ban, fine for Reggae Boyz coach Winfried Schafer and two players

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 4:50 PM
Schafer ... banned for "unsporting behaviour" against a match official in the return-leg World Cup qualifier against Nicaragua in Managua on September 8.

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz head Winfried Schafer has been banned for two matches by FIFA, the world's governing body for football. 

The German-born Schafer was banned for "unsporting behaviour" against a match official in the return-leg World Cup qualifier against Nicaragua in Managua on September 8. 

He has also been ordered to pay a fine of US$5150 dollars.

As a result of the ban, Schafer, will miss the Reggae Boyz World Cup qualifiers against Panama on November 13 and Haiti on November 17. 

Meanwhile Reggae Boyz players Lance Laing and Upston Edwards have each been banned for four games each following the match in Managua. 

The players were charged for using offensive language and gestures against a match official during the game.

They have also each been fined US$5150.

Laing and Edwards will miss the Reggae Boyz matches against Panama on November 13, Haiti on November 17, Costa Rica on March 25, 2016 and the return game against Costa Rica on March 29.