Chief Ahmad, Head of African Football, has been terminated and suspended by FIFA. This follows after a thorough investigation that revealed Chief Ahmad had sustained five years of corruption, using the governing body to maintain monetary compensation of an illegal nature. This isn’t surprising when considering the inherent corruption throughout Africa with international sports. The Madagascar-born Head of African Football has sustained his position of President since March 2017. It was expected he would be elected to the “Confederation of African Football” again for 2021, which isn’t possible any longer following his five-year ban.
FIFA Representatives emphasised that Chief Ahmad has broken his loyalty & duty towards African football by providing favoured individuals with benefits. Clarification was provided by FIFA that Chief Ahmad had mismanaged funds, sending them to illegal offshore bank accounts & that his illegal wealth was reacquired by law enforcement. FIFA also suggests that Chief Ahmad abused his position as CAF President with female personnel. The final illegal action that prompted FIFAs investigation was Ahmad supplying a Umrah pilgrimage with finances, enabling those individuals to travel to Mecca on government funds. Subsequently, a fine listed at $222,000.00 has been given to Ahmad for his actions.
Chief Ahmad has struggled throughout the last month of being CAF President. He’d stepped down several days prior to FIFA making this announcement, allowing the CAF Vice President to take charge until Ahmad cleared negative of Covid-19. Chief Ahmad has sustained the coronavirus for twenty days & after reporting a negative test, will be required to immediately attend the “Court of Arbitration Sports” in Africa.
It should be mentioned that in April 2019, accusations towards Chief Ahmad had begun. It’d been accused by Ex-CAF Employee Amy Fahmy that the associations President had committed crimes. Those includes sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and paying bribes to other association directors. Those allegations prompted his arrest in Paris in June 2019. However, he was released less than 24-hours-later without any charges. Punishment has finally come for the man that disrupted an entire association & lowered its reputation amongst African football supporters. Chief Ahmad won’t likely be allowed to work with FIFA again after his five-year suspension is completed.