FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad over corruption

The decision was reached after a thorough investigation by the Ethics Committee

African soccer confederation and FIFA vice-president Ahmad Ahmad was sanctioned from all football-related activities at national and international levels for five years after he had breached several articles of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The decision was issued on Monday by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics committee, which found that the Madagascan president is guilty of violating FIFA’s ethical rules including his duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts or other benefits, abusing his position and mismanaging funds.

The decision was reached after a thorough investigation by the Ethics Committee into the president’s conduct between the years 2017 and 2019 which ruled that Ahmad Ahmad breached the FIFA’s Code of Ethics in CAF-related governance issues through “the organisation and financing of an Umah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sport equipment company Tectical Steel and other activities”.

CAF’s president received the terms of the decision of his ban for five years for his misconduct as well as a CHF 200.000 fine during his official campaign shattering his aspiration to be re-elected as the CAF president for another four years.

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