Wednesday 13 December 2017

Andy Keogh at centre of financial storm in Australia

Perth Glory booted out over payment irregularities

Former Ireland international Andy Keogh
Former Ireland international Andy Keogh

Andy Keogh is at the centre of a financial storm in the Australian A League after Perth Glory were accused of making cash payments to his family.

Irishman Keogh's 11 goals have helped Perth into a play-off spot and it is alleged that the club have only declared half of his €250k a year salary with the other half made up in payments to Keogh's family and various benefits.

The A League in Australia has strict salary cap rules and it is understood that Keogh himself only learned of the payment procedure when he arrived in Australia and he was not aware of any wrong doings by the club.

Perth Glory have now been thrown out of a three-way play off for the championship after the club's books were audited.

According to the Herald Sun, the club's financial irregularities go back years and payments of between €35,000 and €105,000 are reported to have been paid to Keogh's family.

The club are due to appeal the ruling and have two weeks to do so.

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