African football head criticised for visiting Gabon FA president in jail | Football

Alleged victims and Fifpro have criticised the head of African football’s governing body for publicly supporting the president of Gabon’s football federation, who has been accused of covering up widespread sexual abuse.

Pierre-Alain Mounguengui could face up to three years in prison if found guilty of not reporting to Gabon’s authorities alleged sexual abuse in the country by a number of coaches after allegations first made in the Guardian. He is awaiting trial after being indicted and placed under a committal order in May. There is no suggestion Mounguengui – who was re-elected as…

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