Sierra Leone coach arrested for sexual harassment

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The coach of the Sierra Leone women's national football team, accused of sexual harassment by several players, was arrested on Friday, October 29.


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Abdulai Kaloga Baha spent the night from Friday to Saturday in detention in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.

The coach had already been suspended from his duties on Monday by the Sierra Leonean Football Association (SLFA), pending the results of an investigation for " 

professional misconduct


The federation " 

received several text messages and audio recordings from players

 " which revealed a behavior made of " 

harassment and intimidation

 ", then told AFP Ibrahim Kamara, its spokesperson, without giving more. details.

The players take the floor

Earlier this month, many female football players from several countries - from the United States to Australia to Venezuela - spoke out to denounce the harassment and sexual assault suffered in the practice of their practice. sport, while similar affairs shake up other disciplines such as gymnastics or swimming.



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