Ayaz Gul VOA News October 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD – The United States has hailed FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, for slapping a five-year ban on a former senior official of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) for failing to act on sexual abuse allegations brought by the country’s female players. “Survivors of sexual abuse deserve justice
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 11, 2019 FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, has banned the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) for five years for violations concerning the abuse of female players. FIFA said in a statement on October 11 that Sayed Aghazada was guilty of “various violations” of the FIFA Code of Ethics
AP: Criticism of FIFA President Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse investigations was “ill-informed and unjustified,” the governing body said Thursday after the coach of the Afghanistan women’s national team said she was “disgusted” with him. Coach Kelly Lindsey had demanded Infantino’s departure from FIFA for claiming the organization was not being rigorous enough
ICC: Afghanistan, who have been win-less at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 so far, despite displaying flashes of brilliance, will look to end their campaign on a high as they face West Indies in their last match on Thursday. West Indies, much like Afghanistan have failed to produce an all-round performance, barring their opening match
Tolo News: FIFA has banned the former head of soccer in Afghanistan from the sport for life for sexually abusing female players. Keramuddin Karim, who was president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million). The verdict came on Saturday after a meeting of the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics
1TV: World soccer body FIFA has extended the provisional ban on the president of Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) Keramuddin Karim by a further 90 days. In December last year, Karim was banned by FIFA for 90 days due to probe into allegations of abuse in the country’s women team. Click here to read more (external link).
Afghanistan Times: A European country refused to issue visa[s] to an investigating team working on the allegations from female footballers over sexual abuse, officials confirmed. Jamshid Rasouli, spokesman of attorney general office said on Saturday that the two investigators need to travel to different European states and [conduct] interview[s] with the former female football players living