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FIFA banned CAF president for breaking ethical rules

Mon 23 November 2020 | 18:50

FIFA has restricted CAF president Ahmad for a very long time for offenses including "offering and accepting gifts or other benefits".

Ahmad, the chairman of the

Confederation of African Football

(CAF), has been banned for 5 years with a

CHF 200,000

fine imposed on him by FIFA subsequent to being seen as blameworthy of breaking morals codes. 

The 60-year-old, who is additionally a FIFA VP, had been under investigation for his actions during the period from 2017 to 2019. 

FIFA's judging committee said Ahmad had violated the rules identifying with the obligation of duty, offering and receiving endowments or different perks, misuse of position, and misappropriation of assets. 

FIFA

said in an assertion on Monday:

"The investigation into Mr. Ahmad's conduct in his position as

CAF

president during the period from 2017 to 2019 concerned various CAF-related governance issues, including the organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF's dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities.

"In its decision, following an extensive hearing, the adjudicatory chamber ruled that, based on information gathered by the investigatory chamber, Mr. Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF president, pursuant to the FIFA Code of Ethics.

"Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr. Ahmad had breached arts 15, 20 and 25 of the current edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as art. 28 of the 2018 edition, and 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."


source: SportMob