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Sponsor cuts ties with Afghan football body over women's team abuse claims

(CNN)A leading sportswear company has canceled its sponsorship deals with the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) over allegations that male AFF staff abused female players.Danish sportwear brand Hummel also called for the immediate resignation of the president of the organization, Keramuddin Karim.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news and videosIn a statement issued to CNN, the company said it "was presented with strong allegations of severe mental, physical, sexual and equal rights abuse of the female players by male AFF officials."CNN first approached AFF on Thursday, and has yet to reply to multiple requests for commentThe sportswear brand demanded the resignation of Karim, saying in its statement it had "clear documentation of breach of cont ...