December 5, 2021

Ahmad Ahmad resumes as CAF President

February 1, 2021
CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad

Ahmad Ahmad has resumed his duties as president of Confederations of African Football (CAF), the continental body announced on Sunday.

On January 29, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended the sanction pronounced by the FIFA adjudication chamber against the Malagasy. He had been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption before appealing the decision to CAS.

The CAF Emergency Committee met on Sunday by video conference and noted the decision of CAS. Ahead of the the up-coming CAF elections, Ahmad meet CAF Governance Committee on Monday.

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Commenting on Mr. Constant Omari, who has acted as President for the past few weeks, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad said: “I warmly thank Constant Omari for having assumed the presidency in recent weeks. In particular, he brilliantly implemented the organization of CHAN TOTAL Cameroon 2020. I will bring this magnificent competition to a close, and allow football, as always, to triumph.”

Former President of the Malagasy Football Federation, Ahmad Ahmad was elected President of the African Football Confederation on 17 March 2017.

His tenure at the head of continental football was marked by numerous administrative and sports reforms which were intended to enable the institution to raise its standards towards greater excellence.

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In April 2019, he was accused of a series of offences by former CAF official Amr Fahmy, who informed FIFA in a letter that Ahmad had paid bribes to directors, made personal use of CAF funds and sexually harassed a number of employees.

Two months later he was arrested in Paris while at the FIFA Congress ahead of that year’s women’s World Cup as part of a probe into corruption, but was released a day later without charge.

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