Alex Ambrose likely to face police action after being sacked by AIFF due to ‘sexual misconduct’

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday sacked Indian women’s Under-17 assistant coach, Alex Ambrose for sexual misconduct just two days after he was recalled from a camp in Europe citing ‘misconduct’.

Dr. SY Quraishi who is a member of the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) which is running the AIFF on interim basis, had confirmed the same on social networking site, Twitter.

It seems like that is not the end of the troubles for Ambrose as a report in Times of India states that he was asked to appear before the AIFF’s internal complaints committee.

“The AIFF terminated his contract for bringing the federation into disrepute. The charges of behavioral issues against him are beyond doubt. The AIFF took action after receiving separate reports from the coach, manager and physiotherapist,” the report stated.

“It’s serious. The offence is against a minor so utmost care will be taken before moving ahead. The CoA is talking to lawyers, police and even NGOs to ensure that nothing is left to chance,” the report added.

As Quraishi stated in his tweet, the 39-year-old’s problems are unlikely to end with just a suspension as the AIFF is looking at various options – which includes lodging a police complaint.