The 61-year-old Malagasy administrator has been given the all-clear to contest for the following election of the continental federation
The Confederation of African Soccer president Ahmad Ahmad has been cleared to contest the physique’s elections, scheduled for March 12.
The Malagasy official was handed a five-year ban and fined $200,000 by Fifa in November for breaching its code of conduct.
Among the many allegations levelled towards the 61-year-old have been providing and accepting presents, abuse of workplace and misappropriation of funds, which he has denied.
Ahmad subsequently appealed the choice of the world governing physique on the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport and bought a short lived respite final month.
Cas restored the Malagasy to his publish as president of Caf and defined a ultimate choice can be taken earlier than the Caf elections.
Following the ruling, Caf’s Governance Committee met to deliberate on the matter and cleared Ahmad to contest the presidential elections.
“The choice rendered on November 19, 2020, by the judging Chamber of the Ethics Fee of the Fifa, prohibiting Mr Ahmad Ahmad from exercising any exercise associated to soccer on the nationwide and worldwide degree for 5 years, having been suspended by choice of January 29, 2021, of the Cas, the candidate Ahmad Ahmad is now declared eligible for the publish of president of Caf,” learn an announcement from Caf’s Governance Committee.
Fifa is but to answer the Cas ruling and the 61-year-old will hope for a beneficial choice from after they give their ultimate verdict on the matter.
Already, the committee has cleared Jacques Anouma (Ivory Coast), Patrice Motsepe (South Africa), Augustin Senghor (Senegal) and Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania) for the elections.
Ahmad secured a landmark victory within the 2017 elections in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to emerge because the Caf president, defeating Issa Hayatou, who had been within the place since 1988.
The Malagasy has overseen the organisation of quite a few competitions since changing into the president together with the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.