PORT-AU-PRINCE — An arbitration court has reversed a lifetime ban imposed on Yves ‘Dadou’ Jean-Bart, the former President of Haiti’s Soccer Federation accused of sexual abuse of girls and women. 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said it reversed the 2020 lifetime ban decision imposed by FIFA because of lack of evidence in the case. According to the CAS, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland , the evidence presented against Jean-Bart in connection with the accusations of sexual abuse on the girls he coached is “inconsistent, imprecise and contradictory.”


The former president of Haiti’s Soccer Federation, Yves ‘Dadou’ Jean-Bart, was cleared of sexual abuse claims made against him after FIFA failed to provide sufficient evidence in an appeal.

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Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.