FIFA Vice President Ahmad banned for five years
- 23 November 2020
Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad has been banned for five years by FIFA for breaching various codes of ethics, APA reports citing BBC Sport.
The 60-year-old, a vice-president of world governing body FIFA, has been found to have breached codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position and misappropriation of funds.
"The investigation into Mr Ahmad's conduct ... from 2017 to 2019 concerned various CAF-related governance issues, including the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF's dealing with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities," a FIFA statement read.
Mr Ahmad, whose impending ban was announced by BBC Sport Africa last month, has also been fined $200,000. He has previously denied any wrongdoing.
He can appeal his sanction at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) once he has received the full grounds for the decision, a process that can take up to 60 days.