A real earthquake is happening in women’s football, with news from the Publico newspaper on Thursday creating a snowball in terms of complaints and the fight against sexual harassment.
The Portuguese Football Federation’s disciplinary board has decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Samuel Costa, the sporting director of the Famalicao women’s team, following a complaint.
An investigation will also be launched in the context of the complaints of harassment received, but the identity of the accused has not been established.
It is noteworthy that the disciplinary board of the Portuguese Football Federation decided to create a special team to urgently dedicate itself to start the procedures that began in the wake of the allegations of sexual harassment. The team consists of the members of the Disciplinary Board and the Disciplinary Instructions Committee of the Federation.
According to the latest news, several players trained by Miguel Afonso at different clubs have already formalized further complaints of harassment with the Portuguese Football Federation and the judicial police, a day after Publico revealed that the current coach of the Famalicao women’s team (in the meantime He was accused of sexual harassment by the Rio Ave players who trained him in 2020/2021.
The Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Federation has already started disciplinary proceedings against Miguel Afonso, urgently, and the Public Prosecution Office has also started investigation procedures in the case, according to news on Friday in JN.
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