CAF rocked by corruption allegations, whistleblower secretary fired


CAF President Ahmad Ahmad enmeshed in corruption allegations

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fired its secretary after he made corruption accusations against the president Ahmad Ahmad.

General secretary Amr Fahmy was sacked after the Egyptian accused his boss of bribes and misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to officials and an internal document.

The document, sent on March 31 by Fahmy to a FIFA body that investigates alleged ethics breaches, accuses Ahmad of ordering his secretary-general to pay $20,000 bribes into accounts of African soccer association presidents.

They included Cape Verde and Tanzania.

The document also accused Ahmad of costing CAF an extra $830,000 by ordering equipment via a French intermediary company called Tactical Steel.

Furthermore, it accuses him of harassing four female CAF staff, whom it did not name; violating statutes to increase Moroccan representation within the organisation; and over-spending more than…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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