JUST IN: FIFA Bans CAF President For 5 Years Over Corruption
CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad has been banned from all football-related activities for five years by world football governing body, FIFA.
Ahmad, who has been head of the conderation since March 2017, was banned over “governance issues”.
The disciplinary action bars the Madagascan from contesting for another term in an election due next year. In October, he announced his reelection bid amid reported endorsement from 46 African Federations who were rooting for his success in the elective Extraordinary General Assembly in Morocco on March 12, 2021.
A Friday statement by FIFA said that Ahmad was sanctioned having “breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President”.
Ahmad has also been fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000) by FIFA for the misdeeds, which related to “the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca” and his involvement in CAF’s dealings with a sports equipment company.