Serbian Football Federation President Slavisa Kokeza resigned due to allegations of mafia affiliation.
Serbian Football Federation President Slavisa Kokeza quit his post after alleged affiliation with a mafia member. Kokeza was questioned three weeks ago on the grounds that she had a relationship with Vlejko Belivuk, a member of the organized crime organization and the leader of the tribune. Noting that the allegations made about him damage his job, Kokeza said, “I withdraw from the Serbian Football Federation Presidency in order to put myself at the service of justice and truth.”
Serbian football is awash with mafia allegations. Serbian Football Federation President Slavisa Kokeza resigned after alleged affiliation with the mafia. In a written statement from the federation, it was reported that Kokeza resigned and vice president Marko Pantelic will hold the presidency until the election. Kokeza, who has been the president of the federation since May 2016, was questioned three weeks ago for alleged affiliation with organized crime organization member and tribune leader Vlejko Belivuk.
Kokeza, in his resignation message, stated that he is ready to fight to lower the accusations against him and stated that he left his position in order to provide a peaceful environment to the Serbian National Team before the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. Noting that “dangerous lies” about him damage his mission, Kokeza said, “I withdraw from the post of President of the Football Federation of Serbia in order to put myself at the service of justice and truth.” used the expressions.