LONDON (Reuters) – International football frame FIFA has provisionally banned the president of the Afghan Soccer Federation (AFF) Keramuddin Keram from all football-related actions because of an ongoing probe into allegations of abuse within the nation’s girls’s group.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation after Britain’s Dad or mum newspaper reported final month that senior figures connected to the Afghan girls’s group had alleged that some avid gamers have been molested through officers from the soccer federation.
Keram and 5 different officers had already been suspended from their roles in Afghanistan on the weekend, prior to FIFA’s commentary on Wednesday.
“The investigatory chamber of the unbiased Ethics Committee has provisionally banned Mr Keramuddin Keram… from all football-related actions at each nationwide and world degree,” FIFA stated.
“This provisional measure expires 90 days after its notification and is also prolonged pending complaints at the deserves of the case.
“This sanction has been imposed in reference to ongoing investigations relating to AFF officers, as reported through native government and revealed through some media.”
FIFA stated Keram’s sanction got here into pressure instantly.
In step with the Dad or mum, the alleged abuse came about throughout the federation’s headquarters in Afghanistan in addition to at a coaching camp in Jordan final February.
The AFF has denied the allegations and stated it will totally cooperate with any probe.
Reporting through Christian Radnedge; modifying through Clare Fallon