Fifa drops the ball in Afghan women’s sex-abuse case

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Fifa drops the ball in Afghan women’s sex-abuse case

The abuse reportedly took place at the Afghan federation’s headquarters as well as a training camp

Christian Radnedge

Fifa has been dragging its feet, and needs to urgently widen the investigation into a sexual abuse scandal involving Afghan woman players, national coach Kelly Lindsey said in a letter to Fifa boss Gianni Infantino.

In June the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), Keramuddin Keram, was banned from football for life after Fifa’s ethics committee found him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players.

Keram, also a former Fifa standing committee member, was accused by at least five Afghan female football players of repeated sexual abuse between 2013 and 2018...

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