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Zambia: coach of women’s football team accused of sexual abuse

According to information from The Guardian this Saturday, Zambia women’s team coach Bruce Mwape is under investigation, after being accused of sexual abuse by Zambian players in 2022.

The world of women’s football is rocked by a major scandal in Zambia, where the coach of the women’s team, Bruce Mwape, is under investigation for accusations of sexual abuse. According to an article published by The Guardian, several Zambian players denounced the abuse suffered by Mwape in September 2022.

It is not only Mwape who is concerned by these allegations, but also Kalubu Kangwa, the under-17 coach. These accusations were taken very seriously by the Football Federation of Zambia (FAZ), which decided to entrust the investigation to FIFA and the police. In an official statement, consulted by The Guardian, the president of the FAZ, Andrew Kamanga, stressed the importance of handling this matter in a transparent and independent manner.

Collaboration with local authorities and relevant stakeholders is essential to shed light on these allegations. Kamanga said: “ We prefer that an independent body like FIFA, which has the capacity to do so, is able to manage investigations. It is certain that we will take sanctions because we have enough rules and regulations within football to deal with them. »

This case comes at the worst time for the Zambia women’s national team, as they prepare for the next World Cup which will take place in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023. Zambia will face teams formidable players such as Spain, Japan and Costa Rica in Group C.