CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad has been arrested according to reports.
According to a @jeune_afrique, the CAF president was arrested on Thursday morning at a hotel in Paris, where he was staying to attend the FIFA Congress.
Ahmad Ahmad was arrested on Thursday morning around 8:30 am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, to be heard by the services of the Central Office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (Oclif), Jeune Afrique learned. . According to our information, this arrest would be linked to the contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.
A signing of a contract which, according to the former secretary general of the continental forum Amr Fahmy, was favored by the proximity between Ahmad Ahmad and one of the leaders of the French company, whose additional cost would reach 830 000 dollars (739 000 euros). “All decisions were made collegially” and “transparent,” defended mid-April the boss of African football.
Less than 24 hours ago CAF’s executive committee decided to order for a replay of the 2nd leg of the CAF Champions league final which ended prematurely last Friday in Tunis.
The decision to replay the final has not gone down well with Esperance followers and many across the continent included some top followers of Mr Ahmad.
It’s unclear whether his arrest is directly linked to the Esperance Versus Wydad case but earlier this year there were issues of corruption and sexual harassment raised against the Football don especially by former CAF employees.
The next edition of the biggest football jamboree in the continent starts in 15 days in Egypt and will need the football supremo of thr continent for a smooth football festival.
Source Angu Lesley