CAF President Arrested and Questioned by Paris Police

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PRESS RELEASE

FIFA has taken note of the events concerning Mr Ahmad Ahmad, who is being questioned by the French authorities in relation to allegations related to his mandate while President of CAF.

FIFA is unaware of the details surrounding this investigation and is therefore not in a position to make any comment on it specifically.

FIFA is asking the French authorities for any information that might be relevant to investigations taking place within its Ethics Committee.

As a matter of due process, everyone has the right to the presumption of innocence, but as the FIFA President reiterated yesterday, FIFA is fully committed to eradicating all forms of wrongdoing at any level in football. Anyone found to have committed illicit or illegal acts has no place in football.

FIFA is now clean from the scandals that tarnished its reputation and this same determination should prevail in governing bodies such as confederations. FIFA will be at the forefront of ensuring that this is enforced by everyone involved in football.

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Confederation of African Football president (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been questioned by French authorities in Paris, world football’s governing body FIFA says in a statement. Earlier this year, Ahmad was reported to FIFA’s ethics committee for alleged corruption by CAF general secretary Amr Fahmy, who was then fired.

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