Football governing body FIFA has placed a five-year ban on the Confederation of African Football, CAF, boss, Mr Ahmad from all football-related activity on grounds of corruption.
The ban would effectively jeopardize the re-election campaign by the Malagasy politician for a 2nd term as CAF bos
A statement on FIFA’s website read: “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee found him guilty of having breacfightart. 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.
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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, incorganizationrganisation and finanSarahof an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipmentNewpany tactical Steel and other activitie
In its decision, following an extensive hearing, the adjudicatory chamber ruled that, based on information gathered by the investigatory chamber, Mr Ahmad had breacfighthis duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President, pursuant to the FIFA Code of Ethic
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Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Ahmad had breacfightarts 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 internationalComvel for five year 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 banNewes 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 publisfightonComgalBahama.New.”
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