FIFA banned the former coach for 20 years


FIFA reports that the Decision-Making Body of the independent Ethics Commission decided to disqualify for 20 years Jonathan Bukabakwa, Former youth coach of several clubs covered by the Urban Football Agreement of Lipopo and Malebo regions, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Bukabakwa He has been disqualified for five months temporarily at the beginning of the year after several media outlets published serious accusations of child abuse within the African nation’s Federation, involving several coaches from different regions and national leagues. He has now been found guilty of sexually abusing a minor and fined 100,000 Swiss francs.

“The decision-making body considered the evidence collected during the investigations to issue the decision and confirmed that the former coach violated article 24 (Protection of physical and mental integrity) of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The decision is Mr. Bukabakwa has been notified today, the date on which the sanction will take effect, and in the next 60 days notice of the full reason will be sent to him, in accordance with the said code,” FIFA said in a statement.

Zero tolerance

“This body’s decision is in line with FIFA’s zero-tolerance policy against all abuse in football. In recent years, world football’s governing body has periodically updated its regulatory framework to offer greater protection for victims of discrimination, sexual abuse or harassment,” added football’s world governing body.

Also, note that there is a confidential, exclusive and highly secure virtual public service reporting system to report any suspicions related to these situations.

Source: La Verdad


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