Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad has been banned by world football’s governing body, FIFA, for five years for breaching various codes of ethics.
He has been found guilty of breaching FIFA codes of ethics relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts abuse of position as well as misappropriation of funds.
“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 organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealing with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities,” a statement from FIFA read.
In addition to the ban, Mr Ahmad has also been fined $200,000.
Below is a copy of the Adjudicatory chamber’s statement:
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