India U-17 Women’s Assistant Coach Sacked For “Sexual Misconduct”

India U-17 Women’s Assistant Coach Sacked For “Sexual Misconduct”

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Assistant coach of the Indian women’s under-17 team Alex SY Qureshi, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) overseeing the All India Football Federation, said on Sunday that Ambrose had been fired for alleged sexual misconduct. The former Indian international Ambrose was suspended and recalled from Norway for “insulting” a player during a training and exhibition tour of Europe. Qureshi tweeted, “Under-17 women’s team assistant head coach Alex Ambrose has been fired for sexual misconduct. Further action is underway,” Qureshi tweeted.

The team is touring Europe as part of preparations for the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India from October 11 to 30.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA), which manages the affairs of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), had informed the Sports Authority of India (SAI) about the incident.

Head coach Thomas Danerby was an eyewitness to the “incident” and immediately reported it to the AIFF, as a minor was involved.

Under-17 World Cup matches will be played in three cities, Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai.

India are placed in Group A of the tournament along with the United States, Morocco and Brazil.


India will start their campaign against the United States on the first day, followed by matches against Morocco and Brazil on October 14 and 17, respectively.

All India’s group stage matches will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

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