Singapore striker barred from playing in Malaysia

January 26, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Singapore striker Noh Alam Shah has been denied the chance to play for Malaysian Super League team Police this season because of his one-year ban, local media reported on Saturday.

The Football Association of Malaysia said the one-year ban issued by world soccer's governing body FIFA is binding on all national bodies.

Noh Alam was banned from Singapore competitions for a violent on-pitch attack on Tampines Rovers team mate Daniel Bennet during a cup final in November.

The 28-year-old, who was part of the Singapore team that won the last two Asean Football Federation Championships, finished top scorer and was also named Most Valuable Player in the 2007 competition.