Angers president Said Chabane quits over sexual abuse allegations

March 30 – Said Chabane (pictured), president of French Ligue1 side Angers, has resigned following accusations of sexual assault.

He has offered his position to his son Romain Chabane. In a statement, the club wrote that “on March 21, 2023, during a board meeting, president Saïd Chabane tendered his resignation.”

“On March 25, 2023, following deliberation by another board of directors, under the authority of chairman Romain Chabane, Teddy Kefalas was appointed deputy chairman. The latter will be in charge of the operational aspects. His appointment will take effect from April 1, 2023.”

It is not the first time that accusations of sexual harassment have cast a dark shadow over the club. Coach Abdel Bouhazama also had to resign after he seemingly downplayed sexual harassment.

The club presented Kefalas as a man on a mission “to carry out the structural changes necessary to achieve new objectives, open a new chapter in the prestigious history of the SCO and thus relaunch the Club in the face of the challenges that await it.”

Angers are bottom of Ligue 1 with ten points after 28 match days. They trail Ajaccio and Troyes by eleven points and are expected to be relegated at the end of the season.

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