FIFA hands Ahmad Ahmad five year ban
FIFA’s Ethics Committee has handed Ahmad Ahmad who is the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President and Vice President of FIFA a five-year bad for breaching the FIFA code of ethics.
This comes after the Adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee of FIFA found Ahmad Ahmad, guilty of having breached article 15, 20, and 25 of the 2020 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and Article 28 of the 2018 edition.
According to a statement on the World Football governing body website monitored by the ZamFoot Crew, The investigations into Ahmad was carried out between 2017 and 2019. The investigations concern various CAF-related governance issues, including the organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities.
BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT: Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Ahmad Ahmad
The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and a FIFA Vice-President, 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.
The investigation into Mr. Ahmad’s conduct in his position as CAF President during the period from 2017 to 2019 concerning various CAF-related governance issues, including the organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities.
In its decision, following an extensive hearing, the adjudicatory chamber ruled that, based on information gathered by the investigatory chamber, Mr. Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President, pursuant to the FIFA Code of Ethics.
Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr. Ahmad had breached arts 15, 20, and 25 of the current edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as art. 28 of the 2018 edition, and sanctioned him with a ban from all football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level for five years. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 200,000 has been imposed on Mr. Ahmad.
The terms of the decision were notified to Mr. Ahmad today, the date on which the ban comes into force. In accordance with art. 78 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the full, motivated decision will be notified to Mr. Ahmad in the next 60 days, after which it will be published on legal.fifa.com.
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