French Authorities Release CAF President

French Authorities Release CAF President

The French Authorities have released the President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Ahmad Ahmad.

He was released by French anti-corruption officials on Thursday evening without charge.

Report gathered has it that Ahmad Ahmad was summoned by the French police on Tuesday to question him for corruption allegations involving his dealings with French company, Tactical Steel, which he had personal ties to.

Ahmad reportedly broke his contract with German sports company, Puma before signing to Tactical Steel.

Ahmad’s arrest by the French authorities was confirmed earlier by FIFA in a statement.

The statement read:

“FIFA is unaware of the details surrounding this investigation and is therefore not in a position to make any comment on it specifically.

“FIFA is asking the French authorities for any information that might be relevant to investigations taking place within its Ethics Committee.”

The governing body added that while everyone has the right to plead innocent,  “anyone found to have committed illicit or illegal acts has no place in football.”

The CAF president, however, is expected to attend the opening match at the Women’s World Cup before leaving France.

Among the allegations is the claim that Ahmad forced CAF to buy sportswear through a French company rather than directly from manufacturers, and at inflated prices.

Information also gathered that; The CAF president has been under pressure for several months, especially when former Egyptian secretary general of the African Confederation, Amr Fahmy submitted a file against Ahmad, accusing him of corruption.

Ahmad, however, denied all claims against him, emphasizing that the allegations are part of the attempts from former CAF officials to harm his reputation.


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