CAF: Malagasy justice on the heels of ex-president Ahmad Ahmad

CAF: Malagasy justice on the heels of ex-president Ahmad Ahmad

Former president of CAF (2017-2021), Ahmad Ahmad is caught by the Malagasy justice system. The former leader is accused of “abuse of office” when he was minister of fisheries in his country.

Ahmad Ahmad, former president of the Confederation of African Football, is once again facing legal trouble. In November 2020, he was sentenced by FIFA to a five-year ban on any football-related activity due to multiple violations of the code of ethics, including embezzlement. Although his sanction was reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Malagasy was unable to stand for re-election at the head of the African Football Confederation.

Almost three years later, the 63-year-old man is facing justice again. According to BBC journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, the former minister was summoned this Tuesday by BIANCO, the Independent Anti-Corruption Office of Madagascar. According to this source which publishes photos of his hearing, the former Malagasy football boss is accused of “abuse of office. »

Ahmad Ahmad was questioned by BIANCO but was allowed to return home, for now. The case for which he is being questioned took place while the former Malagasy leader was the country’s fisheries minister (2014-2016). No additional information is available at this stage.

This is a new legal case for the former president of the Malagasy Football Federation, who has converted to real estate, claiming to have launched a small real estate project last January on the airwaves of RFI, because of his advanced age of 63 and his wish to live a more serene life, far from stress.