African football boss handed 5 year suspension for corruption

African football boss handed 5 year suspension for corruption

- African Football Confederation (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad has been handed a five-year suspension from FIFA

- Ahmad reportedly breached his duty by doing multiple things that were not allowed and were regarded as corruption

- Ahmad had been president of the CAF since 2017 and was standing for re-election

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Ahmad Ahmad, the head of African football, received a five-year suspension from FIFA for corruption. The Madagascan-born head has been president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) for three years.

He was reportedly standing for re-election when he was banned by FIFA. FIFA reportedly said that Ahmad had not only breached his duty but he offered gifts and other types of benefits to others. He also reportedly mismanaged funds and abused his position.

Ahmad has also been fined $220 000 by FIFA for misdeeds relating to the organisation funding a pilgrimage to Mecca.

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African football boss handed 5 year suspension for corruption

Ahmad Ahmad has been handed a 5 year suspension by FIFA. Source: Visionhaus / Getty Images
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According to eNCA, he was banned for "governance issues" when he was standing for re-election. While KickOff reported that this decision was released on today, 23 November by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the independent Ethics Committee.

Staying with soccer news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that Mzansi is furious and up in arms as the SABC cuts live AFCONQ broadcasting. Soccer fans have been left out in the cold by SABC after the broadcaster confirmed that the much-anticipated clash between Bafana Bafana and Sao Tome and Principe would not be broadcasted.

They were due to face the team in the fourth AFCON Qualifier today but fans were unable to watch the match played at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth. SABC is out of pocket and cannot afford to broadcast the game under the previous agreement with CAF and have been unsuccessful in negotiating a contract they can afford.

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Briefly.co.za also reported that Bloemfontein Celtics' Victor Letsoalo has set his eyes on playing for an international team soon. According to reports, the 27-year-old soccer player has set a goal for himself - and that is to score 30 goals in the 2020/21 Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign. Victor believes that scoring these goals will help make him as visible as possible to international soccer teams.

So far the Bloemfontein Celtic star has proved that he has got both the ambition and the drive to reach this goal, having already scored five goals and one assist in only five games for this season. He was also named the 2020 Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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