By Muritala Bakare, London
England Manager, Mark Sampson, has been sacked by FA as the head of the England women football team after a new misconduct allegation was made against him.
Mr Sampson who has been manager since 2013 has been embroiled in accusation and counter-accusation of discrimination; bully and racial abuse from one his top players, Eniola Aluko.
Ms Aluko had alleged that she suffered racist comments made by the coach that left her intimidated and shocked.
Ms Aluko, who is of Nigerian descent, said Mr Sampson had implied her family were infected with the Ebola virus in the run-up to the match against Germany in 2014 in Wembley.
The England women forward added that after being asked about which members of her family were coming to the game, she replied that: “I’ve got family coming in from Nigeria.”
And he (Sampson) said: “Make sure they don’t come over with Ebola.”
Ms Aluko whose allegations came to light after being asked to participate in the Football Association’s cultural review of all England Team in 2016, claimed that there was a culture of bullying and harassment in the England camp.
There were two separate investigations into the accusation that cleared manager Sampson of any wrong doing, while Aluko was however awarded £80,000 earlier this year – a settlement her lawyers claimed was to stop her from talking publicly about the allegations.
Just last week, FA senior executives hinted that they might revisit Ms Aluko’s submission against Mr Sampson after being warned that they could face a parliamentary inquiry into the case.
According to reports, mounting complaints over similar incident in his previous position may have cost his job.