Ahmad, the embattled president of the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) has been dramatically restored again to his place following a ruling by the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
He was banned by FIFA in November for 5 years after soccer’s world governing physique discovered him to have breached a number of of its ethics codes.
At the moment, the FIFA ethics committee discovered “Ahmad had breached his responsibility of loyalty, supplied items and different advantages, mismanaged funds and abused his place because the CAF President.”
Ahmad, a former authorities official in Madagascar, was additionally fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($220,000).
The 61-year-old appealed his choice at CAS, which issued a preliminary ruling on Friday January 29.
“As a result of a threat of irreparable hurt for Mr. Ahmad, if the disciplinary sanction is maintained through the interval previous to the Caf elections, the Cas panel has upheld the request to briefly keep the results of the [Fifa ban],” Cas, sport’s highest authorized physique, mentioned in an announcement.
This efficient suspension of the FIFA ruling can be in place ’till the day that the ultimate CAS award is issued’.
CAS says it would hear Ahmad’s enchantment in full on 2 March, with a choice issued earlier than the Caf presidential elections on 12 March.