The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Ms Yvette Félix, assistant coach and equipment manager at the Haitian Football Association (FHF), guilty of having failed to protect the physical and mental integrity of various female players who were under her authority and responsibility at the Centre Technique National in Croix-des-Bouquets (Haiti), in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
The aforementioned ethics proceedings are part of an extensive investigation concerning Mr Yves Jean-Bart and other officials at the FHF, who were identified as having allegedly been involved (as principals, accomplices or instigators) in acts of systematic sexual abuse against female football players, including minors, between 2014 and 2020. The proceedings are still pending with respect to other FHF officials.
In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Ms Félix had breached art. 23 (Protection of physical and mental integrity) of the FIFA Code of Ethics and sanctioned her with a ban from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level for a duration of five years. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 10,000 has been imposed on Ms Félix.
The decision was notified to Ms Félix today, the date on which the ban comes into force, and has been published on legal.fifa.com.