FIFA extends ban of Afghanistan Football Federation president

    FIFA has extended the provisional ban of AFF president Keramuudin Karim by a further 90 days.

    (CNN)FIFA, world football's governing body, has extended the provisional ban of Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) president Keramuudin Karim by a further 90 days.

    Karim was originally given a 90-day ban in December when allegations emerged of sexual and physical abuse by male officials from the AFF towards members of the women's national team.
      "During this time, Mr Karim will continue to be banned from all football-related activities at both national and international level," FIFA said in a statement released on Tuesday.
      After the allegations came to light, Danish sportswear brand Hummel canceled its sponsorship deals with the AFF and demanded Karim's resignation.
      "This further extension is an added delay and it is vital that the investigation into the allegations against the President is made an absolute priority," Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, a former FIFA presidential candidate, told CNN in a statement.
      "Serious sanctions must be taken against the AFF and all its presiding staff members, until the AFF can demonstrate that safeguarding policies and processes are in place.
      "The crisis in football in Afghanistan is about more than just one man and highlights profound failings in the integrity of world football governance."
      In response to FIFA's decision to extend the ban, an AFF spokesperson told CNN: "This decision is currently being challenged at FIFA by the AFF and the presiden."

      Abuse allegations

      In December, former Afghan player Khalida Popal, told CNN the abuse had taken place during a seven-day training camp in Jordan at the end of January last year.
      Popal, who was forced to flee Afghanistan and now lives in Denmark, was present at the Jordan training camp. She says that at least five women were abused in their rooms by two male offi