The Democratic Republic of Congo football league has been suspended following the arrest of the country’s football association president.
Constant Omari, president of the football body (FECOFA), and three of his collaborators were taken into custody by police on Wednesday on charges of corruption and misappropriation of funds.
According to a special anti-graft unit attached to the Presidency, the four men were arrested for an alleged involvement in the embezzlement of funds earmarked for the national teams – senior and youth.
In solidarity with the FA boss, LINAFOOT, which organises the local topflight, announced an indefinite suspension of the competition.
“The LINAFOOT regrets to inform the general public and in particular the clubs involved in matchday 23 of the domestic league that in solidarity with the president of FECOFA and his two vice-presidents, who have been humiliated and unfairly arrested, it is suspending all activities until further notice.”