LYON, France (AP) — The coach of the Afghanistan women’s football team is “disgusted” with Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse cases and calls on the FIFA President to resign.
FIFA banned Keramuudin Karim for life from football for repeated sexual abuse of female players while President of the Afghanistan Football Federation.
But Afghanistan coach Kelly Lindsey is angry that only Karim has been punished.
“They didn’t investigate anyone but the president,” Karim said. “They didn’t go any deeper than the top layer.”
For that, according to Karim, the blame goes up to Infantino.
“I’m disgusted with him as a human being, as a leader of our sport,” she said. “He should not be president of FIFA in my mind. I respect the Women’s World Cup, I respect what FIFA does for football. But I do not respect the way they are governing. We gave them a clear opportunity to do the right thing and show that they have integrity.”