Poland’s football boss faces probe
The head of Poland’s football association, that will co-host
next year’s European Championship, has said he will cooperate with
prosecutors after allegations of possible corruption were leveled
The PZPN association said on its website on Saturday that its
President Grzegorz Lato has declared his ”full cooperation” with
state prosecutors, the Central Anti-Corruption Office and the
The PZPN, which expressed its ”readiness to make available all
the documents”, said it was responding to ministry calls for
explanations over plans for the association’s new headquarters,
scheduled to be ready in 2013.
Sports Minister Joanna Mucha asked prosecutors on Friday to look
into secretly-made video and audio recordings of conversations
involving Lato in 2010. She said the recordings indicated a
criminal offense may have taken place.
She also asked explanations from the PZPN.
The recordings were made available to the minister and to the
media by two PZPN members.
Lato, Poland’s star striker in the 1970s and the top scorer at
the 1974 World Cup, told Polish media he was innocent of any
Poland will co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine in June next