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Afghan president calls to investigate sexual abuse claims in the women’s national team

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Ashraf Ghani has said there will be a special investigation on the abuse allegations and has vowed to act immediately

After The Guardian newspaper published a story about alleged sexual and physical abuse of some players of the Afghanistan women’s national team, the president of the country has spoken.

President Ashraf Ghani has called for a complete investigation over these claims, as he called them “shocking”.

“It is shocking to all Afghans. Any kind of misconduct against athletes, male and female, is not acceptable,” Ghani was quoted by Al Jazeera.

“I ask the attorney general to conduct a thorough investigation compliant with our legal codes into the issue.”

“FIFA has been fully aware of the situation in Afghanistan and has been working hard to secure the safety of the girls,” he added.