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CAS Reduces Ahmad’s Ban, Motsepe Remains Lone Runner

Outgoing CAF president Ahmad Ahmad will not be able to run for the position of CAF president on March 13, in Morocco, despite his reduced sanction.

The Court of Arbitration for Sports has partially admitted Ahmad’s appeal filed on December 17, 2020, against the
decision rendered by the Judgement Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee on November 19, 2020.

CAS has thereby modified the decision of the Chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee of November 19 2020 as follows; Mr. Ahmad Ahmad is found guilty of the violation of Articles 20 (acceptance
and distribution of gifts and other benefits) and article 25 (abuse of power) of the Code of FIFA Ethics (2020 version), article 28 (embezzlement) of the Code of Ethics of
FIFA (2018 version);
Mr. Ahmad Ahmad is therein, banned from any football-related activity on the
national and international level for a period of two years from the notification of the
operative part of the above meted sentence, after deduction of the prohibition period already
performed.

Ahmad Ahmad will have to pay a fine of CHF 50,000, render the award free of charge.

CAS has opined Ahmad will pay the fee of 1,000, and declared that each party (Ahmad/FIFA) will bear its own legal fees as well as all other costs
incurred for the purposes of the proceedings.
No other further submissions or appeal will be accepted by both parties (FIFA/Ahmad).

It is on this note that South African billionaire and Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe will be crowned next CAF president on the 12, in Morocco, as there’s no other challenger.

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