Following his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), CAF president Ahmad Ahmad’s ban has been reduced from 5 to 2 years.
Ahmad was banned from all football activity for five years by FIFA in November 2020 after he was found guilty of committing four breaches of the ethics code.
Following this verdict, it means he is ineligible to run for the office of CAF President and he won’t partake in the upcoming CAF elections.
The CAF Presidential election is scheduled to be held in Rabat, Morocco on March 12.
South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe appears favourite to take over as Confederation of African Football (CAF) President amid reports rival candidates have agreed to step aside from standing in the election.
Reports have claimed Senegal’s Augustin Senghor and Mauritania’s Ahmed Yahya have agreed to end their campaigns to become CAF President.
The duo will reportedly now back Motsepe, which will lead to the pair being named CAF vice-presidents.
Kenyan journalist Francis Gaitho reported that a meeting was held in Rabat on February 27 and 28, which was attended by Senghor, Yahaya and Jacques Anouma, Honorary President of the Ivorian Football Federation.
The three officials are currently standing in the CAF Presidential election alongside Motsepe.
Gaitho reported that the meeting involved representatives of FIFA and saw discussions held over the candidates supporting Motsepe’s candidacy.
Senghor and Yahaya are claimed to have been offered CAF vice-president positions.
According to Abdoulaye Thiam, President of the Senegalese Sports Press Association, Anouma will be named as an advisor to Motsepe.
The reported agreement comes days after FIFA President Gianni Infantino returned home following a tour of Africa.
BY: Mohammed Sulemana Nazeef