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CAF: Ahmed Ahmad ineligible, Sundowns’ Motsepe also ruled out of next presidential elections

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that outgoing president Ahmed Ahmad is ineligible to stand for the second term in the coming CAF elective assembly scheduled for 12th of March 2021 in Morocco.

This was announced after the independent CAF governance committee met on the 5th and 6th January, chaired by Michel Brizoua-Bi from Ivory Coast. The committee consists of professional lawyers from across the continent.

Ahmed Ahmad had earlier shown interest for the second term in office after taking over from Issa Hayatou in 2017 but his request couldn’t go past the committee as he still serves a five year ban imposed on to him by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) for violating the ethics and code of conduct, he was found guilty of using football money to finance a Umrah pilgrim to Mecca and also fined a $200,000 by the Federation.

The committee also ruled out requests from Thlopane Motsepe of South Africa who doubles as the president for Mamelodi Sundowns as well as Ahmed Yaya from Mauritania as they have been deemed ‘dimissible’ and they will have to wait for the final committee assessment on January 28th 2021.

The committee went ahead to confirm Jacques Bernard Daniel Anouma from Ivory Coast and Augustine Emmanuel Senghou from Senegal as the only eligible candidates for the presidential seat in the coming CAF elective assembly as we wait for the second and final assessment from the committee.


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