FIFA BANS CAF PRESIDENT AHMAD AHMAD
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years over corruption related issues.
FIFA announced this on Monday, November 23.
Ahmad, from Madagascar, has been president of CAF since March 2017 and was standing for re-election when FIFA banned him for “governance issues”.
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The world football governing body, in a statement released on Monday, said that Ahmad had “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.