The CAF’s commission of Governance, have declared Ahmad Ahmad eligible to stand for re_election.
The 61_year_old Malagasy was recently restored as president of the Confederation of African football, by the court of Arbitration for sports (CAS), while waiting to hear his appeal on March 02, 2021.
Despite regaining his place temporarily as CAF’s president, Ahmad Ahmad was still ineligible to stand for elections scheduled for March 12, 2021. But now the CAF commission of Governance after re_examination of candidacy formulated by Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, have declared him eligible.
The CAF commission of Governance met on February 05, and in their final release, states that;
“The decision rendered on November 19, 2020 by the judging chamber of the ethics commission of the federation international de football association, prohibiting Mr. Ahmad Ahmad from exercising any activity related to football at the national and international level for five years, having been suspended by decision N° TAS 2020/A/7592 of January 29, 2021 of the CAS, the candidate Ahmad Ahmad is now declared eligible for the post of president of CAF”.
Ahmad Ahmad is currently in Cameroon where he will attain the final game of the CHAN, pitting the Atlas Lions of Morocco and the Eagles of Mali. He is now fit to challenge the likes of Augustin Senghor, president of the Senegalese Football Federation , and Jacques Anouma, former president of the Ivorian Football Federation, in the upcoming CAF Presidential election.
It is rumoured that plans are underway to postpone the March 12, elections.