FIFA President Gianni Infantino watches a Copa America Group A soccer match between Brazil and Peru at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Afghan coach 'disgusted' by Infantino, wants FIFA head to go

July 03, 2019 - 8:23 am

LYON, France (AP) — The coach of the Afghanistan women's soccer team says she is "disgusted" with Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse cases and called on the FIFA president to resign.

FIFA banned Keramuudin Karim for life from soccer this month for repeated sexual abuse of female players while president of the Afghanistan Football Federation.

But coach Kelly Lindsey is angry that only Karim has been punished, saying FIFA "didn't investigate anyone but the president. They didn't go any deeper than the top layer. In my mind, it's not what we need as a leader of FIFA."

Expanding further on Infantino at a briefing in Lyon at the Women's World Cup, Lindsey said "I'm disgusted with him as a human being, as a leader of our sport. He should not be president of FIFA in my mind."

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