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Togo FA backs coach Claude LeRoy despite France jail threat

Togo FA backs coach Claude LeRoy despite France jail threat

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Togo’s Football Federation has promised to back its national team head coach Claude Le Roy despite French prosecutors demanding jail term for him.

The Federation’s support comes on the back of Le Roy facing a reportedly two-year prison sentence and 18 months suspension in France for his role in an alleged fraudulent transfer of players at French club Racing Club de Strasbourg in the 1990’s and 2000’s.

Last week, prosecutors asked the High Court of Strasbourg to jail Le Roy for two years, with 18 months of the sentence to be suspended.

Beside Le Roy, French prosecutors are also calling for Strasbourg’s former president Patrick Proisy to be jailed for three years with 30 months suspension for his role in the transfer.

Le Roy has been in charge of Togo since April when he replaced Tom Saintfiet.

The veteran coach who has been in charge of several African nations including Ghana, Senegal, DR Congo and Cameroon has denied any wrong doing.

Press Agency

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