FIFA: African Football Federation president banned for 5 years on corruption charges

Ahmed Ahmed, head of the Confederation of African Football

Ahmed Ahmed, head of the Confederation of African Football

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The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has imposed a five-year ban on Ahmed Ahmed, head of the Confederation of African Football, for financial irregularities. Ahmed Ahmed, from Madagascan, took over as head of the confederation in March 2017, and in 2021 after FIFA banned corruption, AFP reported. Re-election is in jeopardy. FIFA said in a statement that Ahmed Ahmed had “dishonestly performed his duties, received gifts and other benefits, misused funds and abused his powers as head of the confederation.”

Ahmed Ahmed was also fined $.220,000 on the basis of spending money from the company to pay for Umrah and links to a sports products company, the statement said. The head of African football can appeal the decision to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport. According to the report, 60-year-old Ahmed Ahmed had recovered from Corona a few days ago and assumed his responsibilities. Ahmed was also elected FIFA vice president after being elected head of the African Confederation. He denied the allegations made by FIFA. Following the announcement of the ban on Ahmed, the African Confederation said in a statement that Constant Omari would serve as acting head, which could be extended indefinitely. The statement added that the decision was made following a ruling by FIFA against Ahmed Ahmed, under which he could no longer carry out his responsibilities.

It should be noted that Constant Omari from the Congo was elected Ahmed Ahmed’s deputy in July 2019. Constant Omari is also the President of the Congo Football Federation and a member of the FIFA Council. According to the report, the former president of the Confederation of African Football had accused Ahmed of corruption in April 2019 and informed FIFA that in addition to bribing the directors, Ahmed used the federation’s funds and sexually abused several officials. He was later arrested during a FIFA meeting in Paris and released a day later.


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