January 16, 2021

FIFA suspends 2 extra Haiti officers in sexual abuse inquiry – soccer

FIFA suspended two extra soccer officers in Haiti to widen its investigation Thursday into alleged systematic sexual abuse of younger ladies gamers. FIFA’s ethics committee judges first prolonged a 90-day provisional ban of Yves Jean-Bart, the longtime Haiti soccer federation president, by one other 90 days whereas he’s investigated for allegedly abusing nationwide workforce gamers

FIFA stated ethics investigators now “expanded the scope of the aforementioned investigations by opening formal proceedings” towards a lady and a person.

They’re the ladies’ supervisor on the nationwide coaching middle, Nela Joseph, and the federation’s technical director, Wilner Etienne. Each had been suspended for 90 days.

“Moreover, preliminary investigation proceedings are at the moment being carried out that embrace the evaluation of potential offenses dedicated” by different soccer officers in Haiti, FIFA stated.

Jean-Bart, who has led Haitian soccer for 20 years, has denied the allegations that had been revealed by British newspaper The Guardian in April.