February 6, 2023

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The Football Association is no longer working with goalkeeper coach Erwin Lemmens mentioned in “Clean Hands” |  belgian football

The Football Association is no longer working with goalkeeper coach Erwin Lemmens mentioned in “Clean Hands” | belgian football

Former goalkeeper Lemnes has been with the Football Association for more than eight years, but the court suspects him of involvement in money laundering and fraud. He was working with the unfortunate inventor Dejan Velikovich at the time. Between February 1, 2013 and the summer of 2014, the Royal Belgian Federation paid him the money through a fictitious management agreement with the Cypriot company Beneyug Sport Management Ltd, which Velikovic founded.

The total amount of private bills would have been around 52,808 euros. It was the only deal the agent made with the Royal Belgian Federation. Ex-FA president François de Kersmaeker and ex-CEO Stephen Martins also have to file a response to the court for the same reason.

The guild has put Lemmens in “inactive” status in recent days. In theory, he is not a union employee, but pending trial, the RBFA no longer wants to work with him. After a raid by the Special Tax Inspectorate (BBI) in 2015, the bond endowment changed contract construction, but to avoid perception, they chose this solution. With the Spaniard Inaki Bergara, who is close to the coach of the national team Roberto Martinez, the Devils appointed a second goalkeeper. He worked under Lemmens, with whom he had good relations with his guards.

The national team goalkeepers, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet and Quinn Castells, love to work with Lemmens. He developed a close relationship with the former in particular. The former goalkeeper, among others, Beverin, Santander and Espanyol, was briefly pictured at Real Madrid to take care of Courtois. Real eventually chose not to accept the proposal.

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