By Omolagba Oluwayemi
Football Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
The Confederation of Africa Football President, Ahmad Ahmad has been found to have breached various codes of ethics guiding football administration.
-Duty of loyalty
-Offering and accepting
gifts or other benefits
-Abuse of position
-Misappropriation of funds are what he’s been found guilty of.
Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Ahmad Ahmad.
The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and a FIFA Vice-President, guilty of having breached art. 15 (Duty of loyalty), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and art. 25 (Abuse of position) of the 2020 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as art. 28 (Misappropriation of funds) of the 2018 edition.
Many would have expected something like this when Ahmad Ahmad and his vice Constant Omari were summoned by Fifa last week over the changes to Lagardere Sports broadcasting contract which was signed by the former President Issa Hayatou.
Read more :https://www.kick442.com/caf-presidents-ahmad-omari-summoned-by-fifa/
Fifa Investigation Panel released some misconduct of the Caf President which hasn’t even include the cancellation of the 12 years Largadere Sports.
The investigation panel released the following statement:
The investigation into Mr Ahmad’s conduct in his position as CAF President during the period from 2017 to 2019 concerned various CAF-related governance issues, including the organisation and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities.
In its decision, following an extensive hearing, the adjudicatory chamber ruled that, based on information gathered by the investigatory chamber, Mr Ahmad had breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President, pursuant to the FIFA Code of Ethics.
Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Ahmad had breached arts 15, 20 and 25 of the current edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics, as well as art. 28 of the 2018 edition, and sanctioned him with a ban from all football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level for five years.
In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 200,000 has been imposed on Mr Ahmad.
The terms of the decision were notified to Mr Ahmad today, the date on which the ban comes into force. In accordance with art. 78 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the full, motivated decision will be notified to Mr Ahmad in the next 60 days, after which it will be published on legal.fifa.com
We will keep our fingers crossed as we expect more events to unfold in the next few days.
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