The president of the Serbian football Federation resigns for alleged link with organized crime

Slavisa Kokeza, former president of the Federation of Serbia.

The president of the Football Federation of Serbia (FSS), Slavisa Kokeza, has resigned after being questioned by the police on suspicion of having ties to organized crime.

Kokeza, who had been in office since May 2016 and who denies the accusations, explained that resigns to “provide the necessary peace to the selection” before the next qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Also, in a letter released by the local press, he assures that he wants to focus on “a new fight” in which he will do everything possible to, he says “deny the attacks” against his person and his name.

Kokeza was interrogated at the end of February for several hours for alleged links to Partizan fans who had been detainees accused of murders, drug trafficking and other crimes.

The FSS has announced that the former footballer and current vice president Marko Pantelic will act as interim president until the appointment of the new head.

The Serbian press reported this Wednesday that the FSS will hold a session in 15 days to approve the resignation of Kokeza and determine the date of appointment of its new president.

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