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FIFA bans African football chief Ahmad Ahmad for five years after ethical investigation

November 23 – International football governing bodies banned Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football, for five years on Monday after finding diversion of funds and acceptance of gifts and inappropriate interests in an ethical investigation.

Ahmad, who wanted to be reelected at the FIFA post, was under investigation due to various charges of illegal activity at the Confederation of African Football Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Last year he was arrested by French authorities on charges of corruption related to apparel contracts.

“Based on the information gathered by the Research Office, Mr. Ahmad violated his loyalty obligations, provided gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds, and abused his position as CAF president in accordance with the FIFA Code of Ethics.” Said FIFA. statement.

“As a result, the refereeing room … sanctioned him by banning all football-related activities for five years, both at the national and international levels.”

Ahmad was also ordered to pay a $ 220,000 fine.

Five years ago, the US Department of Justice issued a complaint related to allegations of corruption in football organizations in the Americas and the Caribbean. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was tasked with cleaning up the organization in 2016.



FIFA bans African football chief Ahmad Ahmad for five years after ethical investigation

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