World football governing body, FIFA has banned CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, for five years over allegations of corruption.
FIFA announced this decision in a statement on Monday as they noted that the CAF President
had breached some code of conduct which includes mismanagement of funds.
Ahmad has been CAF president since March 2017 and was standing for re-election, when
FIFA banned him for “governance issues”.
In their statement, FIFA said that Ahmad had, “breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and
other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President”.
Ahmad has also been fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000) by FIFA for the misdeeds,
which related to “the organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca,” and his
involvement in CAF’s dealings with a sports equipment company.
Africa football have been under the spotlight for quite some time as top names in the setup have been investigated for involvement in various fraudulent activities.