(CNN) – Venezuela’s Attorney General’s Office announced an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against the country’s former women’s soccer coach Kenneth Zseremeta.
Venezuela’s attorney general, Tarek William Saab, announced the launch of the investigation in a tweet on Tuesday.
This comes after soccer star Deyna Castellanos and 23 other players published a letter Tuesday accusing Zseremeta of psychological and sexual abuse and sexual orientation harassment.
CNN has not been able to reach Zseremeta for comment and it is not yet clear whether he has obtained legal representation.
Zseremeta served as the head coach of the U-17 and U-20 women’s national teams until 2017. He is one of the most successful Venezuelan soccer coaches of all time. His teams that won the South American Under-17 Soccer Championship twice, in 2013 and 2016.
CNN has contacted Saab and the Venezuelan Soccer Federation following the announcement, but has yet to receive a response.
Deyna Castellanos and her team from Florida State University won the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship in 2018, and currently plays for Atlético de Madrid, one of Spain’s greats. She is one of the best known soccer players in the world.