Andorran FA chief steps down as investigation hunts for missing grant money

May 16 – The president of the Andorran Football Federation has resigned following an investigation into alleged embezzlement of FIFA and UEFA funds. 

Victor Santos, who has been in the post for six years, said he had left office so as “not to hinder” the probe by the judiciary.

Vice President of the Federation, Alfonso Martin, will temporarily step in to replace Santos who is alleged to have diverted funds, from 2016, that were supposed for have been for stadium construction.

The alleged irregularities also concern the secretary general of the FAF, still detained after he was arrested last week, and the treasurer

against whom an international arrest warrant was issued Monday according to AFP.

Originally from Portugal, Santos emigrated to Andorra in 1975. Before becoming president of the AFF in 2013 he had been with federation for 18 years.

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