Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 8, 2019 A “culture of abuse” continues to thrive at Afghanistan’s soccer federation because of world soccer governing body FIFA’s “apparent inaction” in a sexual abuse scandal involving female Afghan players, according to the national women’s team coach. In a letter dated August 6, coach Kelly Lindsey and the team’s
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
1TV: Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office has issued arrest warrant for former president of the country’s football federation, Keramuddin Karim. The news comes a day after the global soccer body FIFA banned Keramuddin Karim from the sports for life after founding him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players. Click here to read more
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).
HRW: Afghan authorities should fully investigate and appropriately prosecute the sexual assault claims by 20 members of Afghanistan’s national women’s football team, Human Rights Watch said today. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), football’s world governing body, should assist and monitor Afghan government prosecutions and promote justice for the victims, protection of witnesses, and safety
1TV: Afghan investigators have completed domestic probe over allegations of abuse in women’s football women and are set to travel to Europe for further probe, a spokesman for the country’s attorney general said Sunday. Five officials including AFF president Keramuddin Karim were suspended by Afghan authorities with world soccer governing body FIFA imposing a 90-day
1TV: FIFA has rejected suspended head of Afghanistan football federation Keramuddin Karim’s appeal against a provisional ban. Football’s international governing body had imposed the three-month ban on Karim in mid-December after senior figures linked to the Afghan women’s team had alleged that some players had been sexually and physically abused by him and other officials. Click
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 28, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Authorities in Afghanistan have placed a foreign travel ban on five senior officials of the country’s football federation, including the head of the organization, citing an ongoing investigation into allegations the men sexually abused players on the women’s national soccer team. Friday’s move comes a day after
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 12, 2018 FIFA has temporarily suspended the head of Afghanistan’s Football Federation (AFF) over the alleged physical and sexual abuse of players on the country’s women’s football team. The suspension of AFF president Keramuudin Karim applies to all football-related activities at national and international level, and expires in 90 days.