Haiti football president Mr Yves Jean-Bart has been suspended from his post by football governing body Fifa. Fifa suspended the president of the Haitian Football Federation after allegations emerged that he force female teenage players to have sex with him before they can gain access to the various national league clubs in Haiti.
Mr Yves Jean-Bart allegedly threatened the girls with losing their spot at the national training centre if they refuse to comply or reveal it to anyone. the Haiti football president, however, denied all the allegations levelled against him although the country’s Police are still investigating the allegations.
Fifa said the suspension would come into full effect immediately he is found guilty and he will be stopped from associating with all football-related activities at both national and international level. 73-year-old Jean-Bart has been in charge of Haiti’s football federation for the past two decades.
The incidents under investigation are alleged to have taken place in the past five years, the inhuman act by the Haiti football president was reported last month through The Guardian newspaper Since then, several employees at the Haitian football federation have been summoned by a judge to answer questions.
It is not the first time a high-ranking Fifa official has been embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal. In Afghanistan last year 2019 in June, the former president of Football Federation, Keramuudin Karim, was given a lifetime ban following allegations that he had sexually abused players in the women’s team.