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FIFA bans CAF President Ahmad Ahmad over graft

FIFA has banned Confederation of African Football President, Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years over corruption allegations.

He is said to have breached art.15 , duty of loyalty, art.20 offered and accepted gifts and other benefits ,art.25 misappropriation of funds and abused his position as the CAF President.

This decision was made and announced on Monday the 23rd of November 2020, by the global governing body , the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee.

Ahmad has been under investigations from 2017 to 2019 concerning various CAF-related governance issues , including the organization and financing of the Umrah Pilgrimage to Mecca ,his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel among other issues.

Ahmad has been sanctioned with a ban from all football-related activities both at national and international levels.

He is also to pay a fine of amount CHF 200,000 an equivalence to $220,000.

Ahmad has been the African Football Confederation since March 2017 and was standing for re-election when FIFA banned him from governance issues. He is also a former government official in Madagascar.

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