FIFA to investigate sexual assaults on Zambia female players perpetrated by the team’s head coach. 

FIFA is set to begin invedtigation of sexual assault against Zambia female head coach Bruce Nwepu suffered by a member of the Zambia female team. Bruce Nwape denies every sexual misconduct claim level against him. 

According to a report in the Guardian newspaper, Zambian coach Bruce Mwape was accused of rubbing a player’s breasts after a training session.

“We can confirm that a complaint has been received in relation to the Zambian women’s national team and this is currently being investigated,” a FIFA spokesperson said, without specifying the nature of the complaint.

“FIFA takes any allegation of misconduct extremely seriously and has a clear process in place for anyone in football who wants to report an incident.”

Bruce during a press Conference denied the allegation when repeatedly asked by journalists – a feat that has ignited an irate reaction by so doing asking for his sack or he steps down. 

“What are you talking about? I would like to know because there is no way I can retire without reason” he told reporters.

“Maybe your reason is because what you are reading from the media or from the press, but the truth of the matter should actually come out, not just on rumours.”

FIFA emphasized yesterday that any allegations of abuse were handled in the severest assurance.

“Where guilt is established, FIFA takes the strongest possible sanctions, including removing people from the game for life. Our track record demonstrates this,” it said.

The Copper Queens were eliminated from the World following two consecutive losses to Spain and Japan. Despite being eliminated, they earned their first-ever World cup victory in their last group tie against Costa Rica. 

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