The NI Football League can confirm that the NIFL Competitions Committee have today ruled on a breach of Premiership Rules.
The eligibility of Portadown player Alberto Balde Almanzar was raised in relation to his appearance in the Danske Bank Premiership match against Newry City on 4 December 2022.
In accordance with Rule 9 of the NIFL Premiership Rules 2022/23, the NIFL Competitions Committee were called to review all relevant documentation alongside the relevant rules and regulations.
The case was considered by the Committee today (Friday 9 December) and has ruled that Portadown FC has been found in breach of Rule 20(h) of the NIFL Premiership Rules 2022/23
As a result of this breach, Portadown have been fined £500 and the match awarded to Newry City with a 3-0 scoreline.