Two dozen players from Venezuela’s women’s national soccer teams signed a letter on Tuesday, accusing former coach Kenneth Zseremeta of sexual harassment and abuse.

Zseremeta led the women’s national teams at various levels for nine years. He was fired in 2017.

Atletico Madrid star Deyna Castellanos signed and published the joint letter on her social media channels in addition to a personal statement about the Paul Riley scandal that rocked the NWSL last week.

According to the letter, one player revealed last year that she had been sexually abused by Zseremeta since the age of 14.

The players said the coach repeatedly asked them about their sexuality and sexual orientation and there were cases of “physical and psychological abuse during training” sessions. He also frequently “harassed” players, the letter read, with phone call invitations, massages and inappropriate gifts.

“Today we understand that these actions had the intent of manipulating us and making us feel guilty. Players of the LGBTI community were constantly questioned for their sexual orientation and the harassment of the heterosexual [players] was constant,” the letter said. “There were threats and manipulation about telling parents of the players about their sexual orientation if they did not obey or perform as expected.”

Zsemereta led Venezuela to a fourth-place finish at the U17 World Cup in 2014. It was the first time a Venezuelan national team, men’s or women’s, had reached the semifinals of a global tournament organized by FIFA.

Zsemereta was fired as coach of the U20 women’s national team in 2017 after players complained about malnourishment during the country’s severe economic crisis.

The allegations come as the NWSL reckons with a scandal of its own. In response to allegations of sexual coercion and emotional abuse made against Riley, the NWSL, US Soccer and FIFA have each opened investigations into the league while league commissioner Lisa Baird resigned last Friday.