ZRICH, Switzerland, CMC – Suspended president of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, said yesterday that he expects to be exonerated and reinstated at the end of ongoing sexual abuse investigations that triggered FIFA to provisionally ban him from the sport.
Jean-Bart, who is under investigation by the juvenile protection brigade of the Haitian judicial police, has denied the allegations.
“While Jean-Bart continues to unequivocally deny the baseless allegations against him, he will comply with FIFA’s provisional suspension – which is a standard practice of the ethics committee – and expects full exoneration and reinstatement once the investigation concludes,” it said.
“Fully transparent from the start, the Federation and its President were actually the first to issue requests for inquiries by the Haitian judicial system, as well as the respected human rights group Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains, in order to prove that the despicable, politically motivated allegations against him have no truth.”
The statement added that the FHF had even previously asked FIFA to send experts from the FIFA Guardians/ Child Safeguarding Programme to verify the conditions at the national youth training facility and to do its own investigations.