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Corruption, harassment accusations to Ahmad Ahmad behind Amr Fahmy’s sacking – Report

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It has been reported that the Confederation of African Football () General Secretary has been fired from his position after directing corruption accusations towards the African federation’s chief .

The Executive Committee of CAF had named Morocco’s Mouad Hajji as the new General Secretary, replacing Egypt’s Amr Fahmy. Hajji used to occupy the CAF Administrative General Coordinator role.

Fahmy was announced the new Secretary General following approval by the CAF Executive Committee (Ex-Com) that was meeting in Rabat, Morocco back in November 2018. CAF President Ahmad Ahmad had proposed Fahmy’s appointed to the CAF Ex-Com.

Ahmad claimed he seeks a “stronger administration and a better flow of information between the political and the administrative side” with the replacement of Fahmy with Hajji.

However, Fahmy after the Egyptian accused his boss Ahmad Ahmad of bribes and misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to officials and an internal document gathered by international news agency Reuters.

The Reuters report read that Fahmy sent the document to FIFA which orders the payment of $20,000 bribes into accounts of African football association presidents, including Cape Verde and Tanzania. Ahmad of costing CAF an extra $830,000 by ordering equipment via a French intermediary company called Tactical Steel.

In addition to this, he was also accused of harassing four female CAF staff, violating statutes to increase Moroccan representation within the organisation and over-spending more than $400,000 of CAF money on cars in Egypt and Madagascar, where a satellite office has been set up for him.

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