CAF President handed five-year ban, fined $219k

CAF President handed five-year ban, fined $219k
Banned Confederation of African Football President, Ahmad Ahmad (file photo)

The Confederation of African Federation (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad has been banned by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) for five years.

FIFA says the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Ahmad guilty of multiple breaches ranging from offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position, to misappropriation of funds.

Mr. Ahmad was also investigated for various CAF-related governance issues, including but not limited to the organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, involvement in CAF’s dealings with Tactical Steel, a sports equipment company.

Also the Vice-President of FIFA, Mr. Ahmad was fined CHF 200,000, an equivalence of $219740. A statement on FIFA’s official website says he has been banned from all football-related activities.

“Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber sanctioned him with a ban from all football-related activity (administrative, sports, or any other) at both national and international level for five years.

“In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 200,000 has been imposed on Mr Ahmad,” the statement partly reads.