Financial Chaos At Hungarian Tennis Association

  • 15 May 2020 8:22 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Financial Chaos At Hungarian Tennis Association
All five members of the board of the Tennis Association have resigned after the body accumulated massive debts.

Fidesz MP Lajos Szűcs (pictured on top left), president of the association for nine years, asked sports state secretary Tünde Szabó for Ft 3.5 billion in immediate financial aid in April, because the association had no money, even to pay salaries, Index reports.

Leading tennis players Márton Fucsovics and Tímea Babos had left the association, which was involved in financial scandals.

The association’s annual budget rose from Ft 110 million in 2010 to Ft 4 billion in 2017.

After a disagreement on the use of funds, the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county chapter turned to the police in the autumn of 2018. The tax authority NAV also launched an investigation.

MTI Photo: Szilárd Koszticsák

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