Perth Glory could face further sanctions from the after the FFA found that they are still $100,oo0 over the salary cap.
Last week the Western Australian club were dealt with the biggest punishment in A League history when they were found to be about $400,000 over the $2.55 million salary cap. The club have been fighting for their first piece of silverware since 2004, sitting equal first with the Melbourne Victory before they were kicked out of the finals.
It is the third time FFA has issued the club with an infringement notice regarding salary cap breaches.
Forward Andy Keogh is said to be at the front of the breaches, with his payments allegedly being sent to his wife and uncle’s bank accounts. The Irishman is still contracted for next season but Perth will need to give current marquee Nebojsa Marinkovic a pay cut to afford keeping their leading goal scorer.
The club is facing a mass exodus to make room under the salary cap. This includes defensive midfielder Rostyn Griffiths, who has already declared interest in trying his luck in Europe.
The FFA are expected to issue a third show cause notice to the club by tomorrow, however Perth remain adamant their appeal will be accepted and they will be eligible to play in the final series beginning in a fortnight’s time.
Glory fans, led by active supporter group The Perth Terrace, are expected to boycott this week’s home game against Melbourne City to show their disappointment in the club – Joseph Walz
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