The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) will soon announce its decision on the case involving former head of Afghanistan Football Federation Keramuddin Karim who is accused of sexually and physically abusing women members of the federation.
Karim was suspended from his post along with five other members of the federation last year in December.
The probe team which was sent to Europe for investigation on the case has returned with “considerable findings” which has helped the case to reach its final stage, said Jamshid Rasuli, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office.
“Some new clues which the team has got access to in Europe need to be shared with the suspects and those facing the allegations so that they can have their reaction and criticism about it,” Rasuli said.
The issue was initially raised by Khalida Popal, a former member of the National Football Team.
On December 28, 2018, the Attorney General’s Office announced that it had put a travel ban on Karim, and four other members of the federation in connection with allegations of sexual abuse against women football players by members of the federation.
During the same year, FIFA announced that it has provisionally suspended Keramuddin Karim over the allegations of physical and sexual abuse of woman members of the federation.
FIFA said the sanction was imposed “in connection with ongoing investigations concerning AFF officials, as reported by local authorities and published by some media”.
Karim has rejected the claims against him and his office.