Saturday 26 September, 2020

FIFA bans Haiti football president for sexual abuse allegations

Yves Jean-Bart, President of the Haiti Football Association (FHF).

Yves Jean-Bart, President of the Haiti Football Association (FHF).

The president of Haiti’s football federation has been suspended from the sport while under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of young women players at the national training center.

FIFA said its ethics committee investigators removed Yves Jean-Bart from duty for 90 days. That interim ban can be extended.

“This sanction has been imposed in connection with ongoing investigations concerning Mr Jean-Bart,” football's world body said in a statement late Monday.

Allegations against Jean-Bart were published by British daily The Guardian.

Jean-Bart, who has led the federation for 20 years, has denied the allegations.

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