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FIFA probes Zambian football women coach over sexual abuse allegation

The Federation of International Football Association confirmed on Friday that it is investigating an allegation of misconduct in relation to the Zambian women’s national team in the ongoing Australia and New Zealand 2023 World Cup.

Coach Bruce Mwape was accused of rubbing his hands over the chest of one of his players.

A FIFA spokesperson said, “FIFA takes any allegation of misconduct extremely seriously and has a clear process in place for anyone in football who wants to report an incident.”

He stated further details can’t be given as investigation is going on, but he confirmed that the football body has received the complaint.

The spokesperson further said, “Anyone who wishes to report allegations or information related to abuse in football can do so via FIFA’s confidential reporting platform, with all information that is submitted to FIFA handled in the strictest of confidence.”

He also said FIFA takes “the strongest possible sanctions” when guilt is established.

The spokesperson also mentioned that the world football governing body provides support to witnesses.

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