AGO Issues Arrest Warrant Against Ex-Football Chief Karim

The Attorney General’s Office issued an arrest warrant for ex-football boss Keramuddin Karim a day after he was banned from the sport for life for sexual abuse.

The former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation was given a lifetime ban after “sexually abusing” players in the women’s national team.

Keramuddin Keram was also fined 1m Swiss Francs (£794,849) after the investigation carried out by world football’s governing body FIFA.

An independent ethics committee said he was guilty of “abusing his position” as AFF president.

Complaints lodged had accused him of “repeated” sexual abuse from 2013-18.

FIFA said the allegations had been made by “at least” five Afghani players.

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”.

9 / June 2019
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