Indonesian teams disqualified over 'elephant football' scandal
The two teams who tried to throw an Indonesian Premier Division football match which saw five own goals scored have been disqualified by the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI).
The farcical Indonesian second-tier match, which has been coined as the "elephant football" scandal in Indonesia, saw PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang unwilling to compete as they tried to avoid a semi-final tie against Pusamania Borneo FC, a team that has alleged links with local mafia.
AFP reported that PSSI has thrown the two teams out of the competition and will place the remaining matches on hold to investigate the matter.
Hinca Panjaitan, who is heading PSSI's discplinary commission looking into the matter, said: "We have disqualified the two clubs from the competition."
He also warned that the "actor behind this drama" could be hit with further punishments as the PSSI continue their probe.