The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has been banned for five years by FIFA.
The ban according to FIFA is for breaching various codes of ethics.
The 60-year-old from Madagascar has been found guilty of breaching codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts abuse of position as well as misappropriation of funds.
A statement from FIFA reads: “The investigation into Mr. Ahmad’s conduct … from 2017 to 2019 concerned various Caf-related governance issues, including the organisation and financing of ah Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca, his involvement in Caf’s dealing with the sports equipment company Tactical Steel and other activities”.
Mr. Ahmad denies any wrongdoing.