The African Football Federation has suspended one of its media officials for five years after he was accused of sexually abusing a female official at the African Nations Championship in Algeria.
The Guardian understands that Beninese journalist Sounde Peperipe worked as one of CAF’s media representatives during a tournament of African players playing in the National League. He was accused of sexually abusing a female officer from Morocco in a hotel bedroom in Algiers last weekend. Allegedly, after requesting her pass for her access, she was invited into his bedroom and sexually assaulted.
Pepe Pepe is believed to have returned to Benin following cafe sanctions, but the alleged victim has filed a complaint with the Algerian police on suspicion of sexual assault. refrained. Peperipe has yet to answer the Guardian’s question.
A former volleyball and table tennis player, Pépelipe has been the Benin correspondent for French radio station RFI for more than 20 years and was last year named ‘Best Sports Journalist of All Time’ by Francophone Observatory Medias Success Plus. .