World Football governing body, FIFA, has banned the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for multiple acts of corruption.
For his punishment, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad has been sanctioned with a ban from all football-related activity at both national and international level for five years plus a fine of CHF 200,000.
The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee found him guilty of having breached art. 15 (Duty of loyalty), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and art. 25 (Abuse of position) of the 2020 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as art. 28 (Misappropriation of funds) of the 2018 edition.
According to FIFA, President Ahmad Ahmad who doubles as a FIFA Vice-President, had been under investigation from 2017 to 2019 for various CAF-related governance issues.
Consequently, the Ethics Committee of FIFA ruled that the Malagasy was guilty of financial mismanagement, abuse of power among other acts of misconduct.