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FIFA bans Afghanistan FA boss for ‘sexually abusing’ players in the women’s team

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World football governing body, FIFA has handed a lifetime ban to Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) president, Keramuddin Keram.

Keram was found guilty of claims he ‘sexually abused’ players in the Afghanistan women’s national team.

He was also fined 1m Swiss Francs (£794,849) after the investigation carried out by Fifa.

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In December, Keram was suspended from his post by Afghanistan’s attorney general’s office following allegations made by former players and Kelly Lindsey, the American former head coach of the team.

At the time, the AFF called the allegations “groundless.”

On Saturday, An independent ethic committee said Mr. Keram had “abused his position and sexually abused various female players, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”

Complaints lodged had accused him of “repeated” sexual abuse from 2013-18, and Fifa added that the allegations had been made by “at least” five Afghani players.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is currently ongoing in France, with the Afghanistan national team not participating.

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