Ahmad’s arrest not good for African football — Adegboyega Onigbinde

Ahmad’s arrest not good for African football — Adegboyega Onigbinde
Adegboye Onigbinde, match commissioner Kabiru Abubakar@BackpagePix

Reactions are trailing the surprise arrest and questioning of Confederation of African Football’s president Ahmad Ahmad by French authorities in Paris, on Thursday.

Ahmad’s arrest not good for African football — Adegboyega Onigbinde

The CAF president was arrested by French police over alleged fraud at the Berri Hotel in Paris, where he was staying for the FIFA congress.

And now, former FIFA and CAF technical director, Adegboyega Onigbinde, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, lamented the incident and its negative impact on the sport in Africa.Ahmad’s arrest not good for African football — Adegboyega Onigbinde


“It’s quite unfortunate that this is happening to the confederation and African football. Really, it doesn’t speak or bode well for the sport on the continent.

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“Well, this is not new in the world of sports really; we’ve had other sports bodies in similar situations and, sanity returned.

“However, I frown at the spate at which this is happening in the football circle. It defaces the image of the sport,” he added.

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