The president of the African Football Confederation {Caf} Ahmad has been sanctioned for five years by world football’s governing body, FIFA, for violating several ethical laws.

The 60-year-old FIFA vice-president has been accused of violating a code of ethics involving his duty of obedience, by giving and receiving gifts, a measure that is contrary to his office and beyond embezzlement.

An investigation into Ahmad’s conduct from 2017 to 2019 involved his government’s involvement in the federation, as well as the organization and funding of a pilgrimage to Mecca in Umrah, his participation in the Tactical Steel sports teams scandal and other activities, according to the statement. FIFA.

Ahmad, whose ban had been previously announced by BBCSport Africa, was also fined $200,000 last month.

He previously denied any wrongdoing.

Last month, Madagascar’s FIFA vice-president announced his intention to run for a second term when the Caf elections are held in March next year.

That may not happen because he will have to pass an ethics test to be eligible to remain on the FIFA board.

The likelihood that he will be re-elected will depend on whether he wins the appeal case he filed with the CAS sports disputes tribunal, and the case will be heard in advance to allow him to be confirmed as a candidate.

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