Former Gabon U-17 football coach accused of sexually abusing underage players | Eye on Africa
18 December 2021 | 1:27 pm
Leading Gabon football coach accused of raping young players, president demands probe. A former coach for Gabon's under-17 football team, Patrick Assoumou Eyi, sexually abused young players in his care, according to a report on Thursday in British daily The Guardian.
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