The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has banned Ahmed Ahmed, head of the Confederation of African Football, for five years for financial irregularities.
Ahmed Ahmed, from Madagascar, took over as head of the confederation in March 2017, but his re-election in 2021 is in jeopardy after FIFA banned corruption, according to AFP.
FIFA said in a statement that Ahmed received gifts and other benefits, misused funds and abused his powers as head of the confederation.
Ahmed was also fined $220,000 on charges of spending money on the company to pay for Umrah, the statement said.
The head of African football can appeal the decision to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport.
According to the report, 60-year-old Ahmed had recovered from Corona a few days ago and assumed his responsibilities.
Ahmed was also elected FIFA vice president after being elected head of the African Confederation.
He denied the allegations made by FIFA.
Ahmed said in a statement issued by the African Confederation that Konstantin Omari would serve as acting head and would be extended indefinitely.
The statement added that the decision was made following a decision by FIFA against Ahmed, under which he could no longer fulfil his responsibilities.
It is to be noted that Constant Omari from Congo was elected Ahmed’s deputy in July 2019. Omari is also the President of the Congo Football Federation and a member of the FIFA Council.
According to the report, the former president of the Confederation of African Football had accused Ahmed of corruption in April 2019 and informed FIFA that in addition to bribing directors, Ahmed used federation funds and sexually exploited several officials. ۔
He was later arrested during a FIFA meeting in Paris and released a day later.