After the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) banned CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for five years over corruption on Monday, 23 November, CAF has released a statement on the saga.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA independent FIFA Ethics Committee has just declared Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation Africaine de Football Confederation (CAF), and Vice-President of FIFA, responsible for having acted in violation of the FIFA Code of ethics,” CAF said in a statement.
“Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber banned him from all football-related activities (administrative, sports and other) at the national and international levels for a period of five years.
“CAF and CAF President take note of this decision which puts Mr. Ahmad Ahmad in a position of no longer being able to exercise his responsibilities.
“In accordance with its statutes, CAF announces that the current interim of Mr. Constant Selemani Omari as President of CAF is extended.
“The Confederation of African Football (CAF), which is concerned about the reputational consequences of this long procedure, maintains the schedule of all its activities and programmes.”