Zambia Women’s coach accused of rubbing participant’s chest at World Cup

Fifa has confirmed it has obtained an offical criticism after a report alleged that the Zambia coach had rubbed his arms over the chest of one in every of his gamers on the Women’s World Cup.

The Guardian reviews that Bruce Mwape, who has coached the African nation since 2018, has been accused of sexual misconduct after an incident after coaching final Friday.

Mwape, The Guardian has beforehand reported, had already been below investigation in relation to previous allegations of sexual misconduct.

Debutants Zambia secured their first win at a World Cup on Monday, beating Costa Rica 3-1, however didn’t progress from their group after defeats to Spain and Japan.

“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,” a Fifa spokesperson stated to the newspaper. “We can confirm that a complaint has been received in relation to the Zambian women’s national team and this is currently being investigated. We cannot provide further details regarding an ongoing investigation for obvious confidentiality reasons.”

Mwape was appointed in May 2018 and guided Zambia to a 3rd place end ultimately 12 months’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

The coach denied the earlier accusations. “It has taken about a year now,” he stated earlier than Zambia’s first sport on the World Cup. “You are still talking about the same allegations. As far as I’m concerned they are fake allegations.”

The Football Association of Zambia has stated that it has not obtained any complaints in relation to the alleged incident on the event.

“We wish to state the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has not received any such complaint from any of the players or officials in the delegation that travelled to the World Cup,” FAZ General Secretary Reuben Kamanga stated in an announcement.

“All the training sessions for the Copper Queens were filmed by the FAZ media team and offers no such footage… Additionally, a FIFA film crew attached to the Zambian team at the World Cup was present at all training sessions.”

With further reporting from Reuters

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