Perth Glory under investigation for salary breaches
Perth Glory’s hopes of playing finals this year have suffered another blow today with an Football Federation Australia announcement that they are under investigation for breaching the salary cap.
The FFA issued the club a second show-cause notice for a serious breach of the salary cap.
Fairfax sports reporter Dominic Bossi told 6PR it is understood the allegations relate to the Glory deliberately exceeded the A-League salary cap limit by approximately $150,000 by paying a player through a third party for the entire season.
Talkin to Gary Adshead, Bossi said the fresh accusations could derail the club’s hopes of playing in the finals series, with Perth facing the prospect of heavy fines and a possible points deduction should they be found guilty of systematically cheating the cap.
Sources close to the investigation suggest at least $150,000 of star striker Andy Keogh’s salary was paid into a bank account held by a family member, listing the transactions as payments relating to a Perth fashion festival.