Breaking: Ahmad Ahmed, CAF president arrested in France over financial crimes

Breaking: Ahmad Ahmed, CAF president arrested in France over financial crimes

Ahmad Ahmed, CAF president has reportedly been arrested in the early hours of Thursday, June 6 over financial and tax allegations.

The 59-year-old was said to have been taken into custody by the authorities at his Berri Hotel room in Paris where he is currently attending FIFA congress.

It will be recalled that FIFA president Gianni Infantino was re-elected into office for the next four years.

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According to Jeune Afrique, the former Madagascan football chief will be made to appear in front of the Central Office in the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offences (OCLIF).

Meanwhile, his arrest was linked with the contract single-handedly broken by CAF with German sportswear giants Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick will now take over as the acting president until investigations are concluded.

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His arrest also comes on the back CAF's decision to replay the CAF Champions League final, which will be replayed after the Africa Cup of Nations.

The second-leg clash between Esperance de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca encountered controversy after the Moroccan side outfit walked off the pitch in protest to the referee's decision not to award a goal, while the VAR system was not in operation. earlier reported that Confederation of African Football (CAF) have appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo and Daniel Amokachi to play crucial roles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The former Arsenal and Inter Milan attacker has been named as one of the five ambassadors alongside Samuel Eto’Fils, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure for the tourney.

While Amokachi, who played for Everton in the Premier League will serve as a member of the technical study group. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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