Inner circles | Gabon
Mounguengui's powerful connections keep him at football federation helm despite scandal

The Angondjé stadium, in the northern suburbs of Libreville (Gabon), where the 2017 CAN final was held.
The Angondjé stadium, in the northern suburbs of Libreville (Gabon), where the 2017 CAN final was held. © Gabriel Bouys / AFP
Pierre-Alain Mounguengui remains at the helm of Gabon's football federation despite spending six months behind bars after accusations he covered up a paedophilia scandal. He nevertheless faces stiff competition within the federation from rivals who have support at the presidential palace. [...]
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