Fiji FA ethics committee to discuss allegations against Gamel

Fiji football head coach Christophe Gamel. Picture: FT FILE

THE Fiji Football Association Ethics Committee meets in Ba today to discuss the allegations made against national coach Christophe Gamel.

Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf confirmed this to Fiji Times Online today as he also cleared the air on media reports of Gamel being approached and reprimanded by Police.

Some players from the national U23 trials had accused Gamel for allegedly assaulting them during the trials last month.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro told FTO that four players from Ba visited the Ba Police Station and lodged a complaint against Gamel.

Naisoro said Gamel was not questioned because the players did not want a medical test to be done, but added the national coach was counselled and warned.

“The players wanted the coach to be warned so that the incident is not repeated. So the officers counselled the coach and warned him and let him go,” she said.

Yusuf, however, said that he had been told that Gamel was not spoken to by any Police officer.

“I have been told that no Police officer has talked, counselled or warned Gamel. We have prepared a report and submitted it to our solicitors. The ethics committee is meeting today and we will further comment after the meeting,” he said.

Yusuf said once everything was sorted, they would also act on the misreporting of the events leading up to today’s meeting.

“Once everything is completed, we will make sure we write and take action against these organisations which have reported wrong information,” he added.

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