CAF president Ahmad Ahmad banned for 5 years by FIFA

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad PHOTO: file

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president and FIFA vice-president Ahmad Ahmad has been handed a five-year ban for breaching the FIFA Code of Ethics

The decision was released on Monday by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, which found that Ahmad had breached various articles of the FIFA Code of Ethics, including a duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts or other benefits, abuse of position, and misappropriation of funds. 

Ahmad’s ban follows an investigation into his conduct as CAF president between 2017 and 2019, and related to the “organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement with CAF’s dealings with sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities”.

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.