Caf President, Ahmad Ahmad Bags Five Years Ban Over Corruption
Ahmad Ahmad, the distraught president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been banned for five years over financial misconduct.
The ban was disclosed during his campaign to be re-elected for four more years as the head of African soccer.
The FIFA ethics committee found “Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President.”
Ahmad, a former government official in Madagascar, was also fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000).
His first four-year term was rocked with allegations of financial wrongdoing and misconduct at the Confederation of African Football headquarters in Cairo.
The 60-year-old was detained by French authorities in Paris on the eve of the Women’s World Cup for questioning about a CAF equipment deal with a company that appeared to have little connection with soccer.
“The investigation into Mr. Ahmad’s conduct in his position as CAF President during the period from 2017 to 2019 concerned various CAF-related governance issues, including the organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities,” FIFA said in a statement.
An audit of CAF finances pointed to irregularities under Ahmad’s leadership. The report was ordered by FIFA while it effectively took over running the organization for six months.
CAF seems to pay about $100,000 for 18 people, including Ahmad and the heads of some of the continent’s 54 national member federations, to travel on the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
The CAF election is said to be scheduled for March 12 in Rabat, Morocco.
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