‘Explaining this is not easy’: how sexual abuse allegations rocked football in Gabon

More than 30 players allege they have been victims of sexual abuse in Gabon’s football system since the early 1990s“It all started in the early 90s,” says Armand Ossey. “I was only a teenager at the time, but like almost all my teammates we saw this take over our football.”Born in Libreville, Gabon’s capital, Ossey – a footballer who went on to play for Grenoble and Rouen in France and Moreirense in Portugal – is one of the few players in Gabon to have spoken publicly about allegations of sexual abuse in football, a subject which he describes as “absolute taboo”. Continue reading...

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