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CAF President Ahmad arrested

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has been arrested in a Paris hotel.

Ahmad has been captured at the Berri Hotel in Paris while attending a FIFA Congress where President Gianni Infantino was re-elected.

The Magalsgy’s case is to be heard by the services of the Central Office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (OCLIF).

According to a French publication Jeune Afrique, this charges are linked to the contract unilaterally terminated 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,” wrote Jeune Afrique