FIFA Bans CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad For Five Years

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CAF president Ahmad Ahmad

Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad has been banned for five years by Fifa for breaching various codes of ethics.

Mr Ahmad has also been fined $200,000. He has previously denied any wrongdoing.

The Malagasy 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.

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CAF president Ahmad Ahmad

Last month, the former head of Madagascar’s FA announced his intention to go for a second term in office when Caf elections take place next March.

This is now in major doubt as Mr Ahmad, who was elected Caf president in 2017, would have to pass an eligibility test to resume his place on the Fifa Council.

Any chances of re-election will be dependent on not only winning his appeal at CAS but also ensuring said appeal is heard early enough to allow him to be confirmed as a candidate.

Mr Ahmad recently stepped back from leading Caf, stating that he had done so for ‘medical reasons’ as he continues to recover from coronavirus, so leaving Caf’s first vice-president Constant Omari in charge of leading the organisation.