(Last Updated on November 23, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
ZURICH, Switzerland – The World Football governing body, FIFA has handed Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Ahmad Ahmad a five year ban from the sport on allegations of financial misconduct.
According to a statement from FIFA, Ahmad was found guilty of having breached article 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) among other articles cited in the statement.
“The investigation into Mr Ahmad’s conduct in his position as CAF President during the period from 2017 to 2019 concerned various CAF-related governing issues, including the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities,” read part of the statement.
The statement further added that,”In it’s decision, following an extensive hearing, the judiciary chamber ruled that, based on information gathered by the investigatory chamber, Mr Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President, persuant to the FIFA Code of Ethics.”