Ahmad Ahmad under FIFA investigation over corruption charges
Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad is reportedly being probed by FIFA’s Committee of Ethics over accusations about financial irregularities since he took over as the head of African football’s governing body.
Major quake has hit the ranks of CAF last month after General Secretary Amr Fahmy has been fired from his position after he allegedly directed corruption accusations towards the African federation’s chief Ahmad Ahmad.
The Executive Committee of CAF had named Morocco’s Mouad Hajji, who used to occupy the CAF Administrative General Coordinator role, as the new General Secretary, replacing Egypt’s Fahmy.
However, FIFA decided to take the matter on a more serious note and investigate the documents submitted by the former CAF General Secretary, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
Per Reuters, Fahmy’s document featured orders of 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.
The 59-year-old CAF chairman was also impeached 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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