Francis Forkey Doe could be sacked by Selangor after being arrested
The career of Francis Forkey Doe, who was arrested on Friday for possession of an unauthorised vehicle, could be over with Malaysia Super League (MSL) giants Selangor.
Sources tell ESPN FC that the Liberian striker may have played his last game for the team.
He was picked up by the police in early hours of Friday morning for driving a BMW that had a false registration plate and did not have a registered chassis number.
Doe will be remanded until police complete their investigation. Selangor officials were quick to distance themselves from the incident, releasing a statement to say the car was bought by Doe and not given to him by the club.
"We will be liaising with the police on this matter, and are ready to assist the police anytime. We will only decide on any action after the investigation proceedings are over," read a statement on Selangor's Facebook page.
According to ESPN FC's source, Doe has had no on-field issues, and is a dedicated player in training and on match days.
But this situation has come at a bad time for the 31-year-old at the cash-strapped Shah Alam club, and could even spell the end of his career in Malaysia.
Selangor president Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal reportedly met the team on Friday to address the issue.
Doe has had a stellar playing career in Malaysia since arriving from Egypt's Al-Ahly in 2012.
After initially featuring for Terengganu, he moved to Selangor for the first time in 2013. Kelantan and Negeri Sembilan came calling after that, before he made the move to Felda United last year.
Doe was one of the cornerstones of the Fighters' strong MSL campaign, inspiring the team with 15 goals to take them to second place behind champions Johor Darul Ta'zim.
At Selangor, he has had a slow start by his standards in 2017, only scoring five league goals.
The Red Giants have several options to replace Doe when they play Sarawak in the league on Tuesday.
Adam Nor Azlin and young striker Badrul Amin Rusalan are two of players who could potentially start up front against the Crocs.
Nicolas Anil is a former Malay Mail and Goal.com Malaysia editor/writer who appears on BFM Radio as a football analyst. Twitter: @nicolas_anil.