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