SOFIA - Morocco defender Youssef Rabeh has been suspended by Levski Sofia after he was arrested for drink-driving for the second time in six months despite being banned from driving, the Bulgarian champions said on Sunday. The 24-yaer-old Rabeh was given a three-year suspended sentence by a Sofia court and had his driving licence confiscated for a year after he was found to be over the alcohol limit when he was involved in a road accident in February. Champions League hopefuls Levski also fined Rabeh 30,000 euros while local media suggested he could face a jail term for driving illegally. "Firstly, coach (Ratko) Dostanic and I wanted to oust the player immediately but Georgi Ivanov (Levski's sporting director) suggested to give him one more chance," Levski owner Todor Batkov told reporters. "We're so close of reaching the Champions League's group stage but instead of talking about it we're talking about foolish things." Levski host Hungary's Debrecen in the first leg of their Champions League's playoff on Wednesday.
16 August 2009
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