It comes after players were kicked off the team for not signing new national team contracts which would prevent players from being paid among other issues including removing mediation in disciplinary proceedings.

The Guardian reported on Friday that senior figureheads associated with the team alleged that abuse took place inside the country, including at the federation's headquarters, and at a training camp in Jordan last February.

Former Head of the Women's Football department at AFF Khalida Popal, who was forced to flee the country two years ago, had organised training camps to bring players together from in and outside of Afghanistan.

However, at the first camp in February, the players arriving from Afghanistan to Jordan were accompanied by two men who went under the title of ‘head of women’s football’ and ‘assistant coach'.

“They were bullying and harassing the girls, particularly the ones from Afghanistan because they knew they wouldn’t speak up. I confronted them, told them they can’t do that and I’d make a complaint," Popal told the Guardian. 

“These guys were calling on the rooms of the players and sleeping with the girls. AFF staff members would say to girls that they could get them on the team list and would pay them £100 a month if they would say yes to everything. They were pushing and forcing the girls. Coercing them,” she said.

Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) have denied the allegations.

"Such allegations are baseless and we will have a thorough investigation," AFF Secretary General Sayed Aghazada said at a news conference on Saturday.