Ahmad Ahmad Reinstalled As CAF President
Embattled Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been reinstated as the football body’s president after a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Ahmad was last November banned by FIFA for five years after the world football governing body found him guilty of alleged financial misconduct.
FIFA also found him guilty of abusing his position as CAF president by breaching his duty of loyalty, offering gifts and other benefits.
Ahmad filed an appeal to CAS over his removal and got an initial ruling on Friday but he is still ineligible to vie for CAF presidential election scheduled for March.
CAF said in a statement that Ahmad’s appeal would be heard before the presidential election on March 12.
“Due to a risk of irreparable harm for Mr Ahmad if the disciplinary sanction is maintained during the period prior to the CAF elections, the CAS panel has upheld the request to temporarily stay the effects of the (FIFA ban),” it said.