FIFA bans African football chief Ahmad Ahmad for five years for corruption

The Madagascar official has imposed a five-year ban on all football-related activities due to financial misconduct. His misappropriation of funds included a pilgrimage to Mecca.

The African Football Confederation (CAF) and FIFA Vice President Ahmad Ahmad were banned from all football-related activities for five years on Monday due to financial misconduct by the sports body.

The ban was announced amid the Madagascar official’s re-election for a second term of four years as head of the Confederacy’s continent.

But the ambition is now shattered after the FIFA ethics committee found that Ahmad had violated his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as CAF president.

In addition to his ban, the 60-year-old, who became president of CAF in March 2017, was fined € 185,000 ($ 220,000) for ‘organizing and financing an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca,’s involvement with CAF ‘s dealings with the sports equipment business and other activities. “

Ahmad was detained on the eve of the 2019 Women’s World Cup for questioning by French authorities in Paris over a CAF equipment deal with a firm that appears to have little connection to football.



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