Monday 23 November 2020
The Judicial Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee has convicted Ahmed Ahmed, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Vice-President of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), and made a decision to suspend him with a fine.
In an official statement, published today, Monday, the International Federation’s Ethics Committee confirmed in its decision, that based on information gathered in the investigation room, Ahmed Ahmed was found guilty of breaching the duty of loyalty, as he provided gifts and benefits, mismanaged funds and misused his position as CAF president.
The statement said: “With regard to the investigation of Mr. Ahmed’s conduct in his position as CAF President during the period from 2017 to 2019, with many cases related to CAF, including the organization and financing of the Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, and his participation in the African Union’s dealings with Tactical Sports Equipment Company.”
He added, “After a lengthy hearing, the Judicial Chamber ruled, based on information gathered by the investigation room, that Mr. Ahmed had breached the duty of loyalty, provided gifts and favors, mismanaged funds and abused his position as a sufficient president.”
He continued: “As a result, the Judicial Chamber found that Mr. Ahmed had violated Articles 15, 20 and 25 of the current version of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as 28 of the 2018 edition, and his punishment was banned from all football-related activities (administrative, sports, or any other activity). ) At the national and international levels for a period of five years, in addition to a fine of 200,000 Swiss francs.