Fédération Béninoise de Football
The Fédération Béninoise de Football (FBF) is the governing body of association football in Benin. It was founded in 1962, affiliated to FIFA the same year and to Confederation of African Football in 1969. It organizes the national football leagues, including the Benin Premier League, and the Benin national football team.
2010 Africa Cup of Nations falloutThe FBF sacked the entire playing and coaching staff following the Benin national football teams exit from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, citing indiscipline and a lack of patriotism.
The Benin player Razak Omotoyossi said that the FBF had tried to 'tarnish' the image of the national team "We are not indisciplined players and they just want to tarnish our image...The truth is the players were fighting for their rights." Attolou was elected by a group that claimed president Moucharafou Anjorin was no longer in charge.
Moucharafou arrestMoucharafou was arrested and arraigned before a court in July 2011 for misappropriation of the FBF's funds.
He was accused of embezzling US$650,000 sponsorship money from a mobile phone company between 2008 and 2010. Moucharafou was remanded in custody in prison, pending a trial, for which no date has been set.
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