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Why CAF president was Arrested

Discussion in 'General Africa related sport news' started by Arsenal boy, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Arsenal boy

    Arsenal boy New Member

    Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the football governing body is trending on social media, following reports that he had been arrested in France on Thursday morning, over allegations of corruption and financial and tax crimes (OCLCIFF).

    World football’s governing body FIFA also confirmed that Ahmad is being questioned by French authorities investigating corruption allegations. World football’s governing body also suggested its ethics committee has been investigating allegations made against Ahmad.

    Madagascar’s Ahmad, who became president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in March 2017, has been dogged by several organisational scandals, during his two years at the helm.

    His arrest by the Central Office for the Fight against Corruption and Financial and Tax Offences (Oclif), is reportedly in connection with a contract that CAF terminated with German equipment manufacturer Puma in favor of Technical Steel.

    Ahmad’s questioning follows widespread reporting in April that CAF’s secretary general, Amr Fahmy, had been sacked after he turned whistleblower and sent Fifa’s ethics committee a document listing allegations of financial irregularities and sexual harassment.

    Ahmad is accused of having influenced this decision, standing to be rewarded with up to $830,000. He has denied the allegations.

    Ahmad, who had spent days in Paris before Wednesday’s Fifa congress battling the fallout from the allegations, which he has denied, responded by saying he would set up an internal governance process to deal with them.

    ‘‘All decisions were taken in a collective and transparent manner,” Ahmad said in mid-April.
  2. Aloys

    Aloys New Member

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