— Published 9 March 2021

CAS confirms suspension of Ahmad Ahmad

End of the show. Ahmad Ahmad, the former president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will not be able to run for a second term. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seized by the Madagascan leader in the hope of overturning his five-year suspension pronounced last November by the FIFA ethics committee, confirmed the sanction. Ahmad Ahmad’s suspension has been reduced to just three years, but he remains ineligible for the CAF presidency, which is due to be elected on Friday, March 12th. After hearing Ahmad Ahmad last week, the CAS found him guilty of violating the rules of the FIFA Code of Ethics, for financial violations and embezzlement. Also sanctioned by a fine of 50 000 Swiss francs (45 000 euros), the Malagasy will not be able to exercise any activity in football until November 2022. In the absence of Ahmad Ahmad, the election to the presidency CAF promises to be a formality, the South African Patrice Motsepe, supported by Gianni Infantino, being now the only candidate.