FIFA Mutes CAF, Disowns Ahmad For Five Years

Giovanni Wanneh,

Sports Writer

The World Football Governing body (FIFA) has inflicted a sour five – year ban on the president of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmad Ahmad, for five years.

The Confederation of African Football is now undergoing a shocker, months before the CAF elections next year.

The ban according to top sources, comes as a result of huge financial mismanagement.

A ban was near-sighted and only appeared to be a matter of time before it occurred.

Ahmad Ahmad has been under lots of stick recently, and hasn’t covered himself in glory, with some of his transactions.

Below is FIFA’s release, disowning Ahmad for five years;

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee
sanctions Ahmad Ahmad.

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Ahmad Ahmad, the
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and a FIFA Vice-President, guilty of having
breached art. 15 (Duty of loyalty), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and art. 25
(Abuse of position) of the 2020 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as art. 28
(Misappropriation of funds) of the 2018 edition.

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 dealings with the sports
equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities.
In its decision, following an extensive hearing, the adjudicatory 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,
pursuant to the FIFA Code of Ethics.

Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Ahmad had breached arts 15, 20 and 25 of
the current edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as art. 28 of the 2018 edition, and sanctioned
him with a ban from all football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national
and international level for five years. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 200,000 has been
imposed on Mr Ahmad.
The terms of the decision were notified to Mr Ahmad today, the date on which the ban comes into
force. In accordance with art. 78 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the full, motivated decision will be
notified to Mr Ahmad in the next 60 days, after which it will be published on


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