The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has received a five-year ban from the governing body of world football, FIFA.
The ban declared on Monday was passed against Ahmad on charges of graft and misuse of office as President of the CAF.
In March 2017, Ahmad was elected president of the CAF and stood for re-election.
Ahmad was banned for “governance issues,” according to the FIFA statement, and was also accused of violating “his duty of allegiance, offering gifts and other benefits, mismanaging funds, and abusing his role as CAF president.”
For his actions relating to “organizing and financing an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca” and his role in CAF’s relations with a sports equipment corporation, Ahmad, who is from Madagascar, has also been fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000) by FIFA.