FOOTIE duo Michael Essien and Carlton Cole could literally face jail after being accused of breaking Indonesian immigration laws.
Essien and Cole had played for the club on a visitor’s permit – an offence that carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.
Umuh Muchtar, manager of Persib Bandung
“As of Tuesday, April 18 2017, Persib Bandung have not applied for a permanent residency permit, the visitor’s permit is for a limited time,” immigration chief Maulia Purnamawati explained in a statement.
A spokesperson for the immigration authorities said: “They are professionals so they must hold a permit to perform activities in Indonesia.”
It is understood the two would be unlikely to face a prison sentence, but have since been banned from playing in any further matches until the investigation is complete.
Source: Daily Star