The Malta Independent 23 May 2024, Thursday
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Former Malta coach Devis Mangia cleared of sexual harassment charges but guilty of improper conduct

Friday, 28 April 2023, 08:07 Last update: about 2 years ago

There was no sufficient evidence to support the allegation of sexual harassment by former national coach Devis Mangia, but sufficient evidence was found to support the allegations of improper conduct.

This was the outcome of the investigation carried out by the Safeguarding Board of the Malta FA, with the said Board issuing a statement regarding its conclusions.

The conclusions were the following:

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1. Did not find sufficient evidence to support the allegation of sexual harassment.

2. Did not find sufficient evidence to support the allegation of grooming.

3. Did find sufficient evidence to support the allegation of im‐ proper conduct.

The Board also decided that Mangia shall be temporarily suspended from participating in any football activity in Malta until he enrols to a course on professional boundaries, which he must complete within six months. The course chosen needs to be approved by the MFA Safeguarding Board.

The decision of the Safeguarding Board of the Malta FA may be appealed.

Devis Mangia had resigned his post on 7 November 2022 after having been relieved from his duties with the national team on 25 September of the same year.

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