FAW and police to investigate allegations of racist abuse in Trophy semi-final

The Football Association of Wales, along with the police, are investigating allegations of racist abuse in a cup semi-final last month.

The match in question was the FAW Trophy semi-final between STM Sports and Cefn Albion, which was played at Newtown’s Latham Park.

The north Wales side eventually won the tie 3-1 after extra time.

Hermon Yohanes and Lamin Conteh, both of STM Sports, have alleged that they were the victims of racist abuse.

Yohanes said to ITV News: “Towards the end of the first half I was called a n****. I told the referee what was happening, I have never been treated like this before.”

Conteh described events from his perspective: “As soon as they saw me, they said ‘there’s the black one’.

“During the game the fans were shouting abuse towards me calling me a f****** n*****.”

A statement by Dyfed Powys Police read: ““There was some confrontation between supporters later on, but police quickly gained control and provided a high visibility presence for the remainder of the event.

“Body worn footage captured by officers is being reviewed to see if any further police action is required.”

The final, which is due to be contested between Cefn Albion and Pontardawe Town – who beat Bodedern 4-0 in the other semi-final – is scheduled to take place this Saturday (13 April) at Park Avenue in Aberystwyth.

 

(Featured image: Will Cheshire)

 

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