Confederation of African Football, CAF, has confirmed that outgoing President Ahmad Ahmad is ineligible to contest for another term.
Ahmad Ahmad was banned by the World Football body, FIFA, for breaching various codes of Ethics. He was fined $200,000 and banned for five years, came under scrutiny for organization and financing of an Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in CAF’s dealings with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel among others.
CAF has stated that their Governance Committee met in Cairo on January 5 and 6 to carry out eligibility checks of candidates for the positions of CAF president and CAF executive committee.
The committee has ruled that outgoing President Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar is ineligible.
Two other candidates Ahmed Yaya and Thlopane Motsepe have been deemed ‘admissible’ but the committee will further checks before a final decision is taken on January 28, 2021.
, CAF has also listed candidates authorised to participate in the election of members of the Executive member.
These are: Wadie Jary (Tunisia), Mustapha Ishola Raji (Liberia), Djibrilla Hima Hamidou (Niger), Edwin Simeon- Okraku (Ghana), Adoum Djibrine (Chad), Suleiman Waberi (Djibouti), Isayas Jira (Ethiopia), Feizal Ismael Sidat (Mozambique), Elvis Raja Chetty (Seychelles), Maclean Cortez Letshwithi (Botswana), Kanizat Ibrahim (Comoros), Patricia Rajeriarison (Madagascar) and Lawson Hogban-Latré-Kayti Edzona (Togo).
Three members – Mamadou Antonio Souaré (Guinea), Seidou Mbombo Njoya (Cameroon), and Arthur De Almeida E. Silva (Angola) – have their nomination requiring additional verifications.