Caf President Ahmad facing ousting for rule violations

Caf President Ahmad Ahmad is facing has been accused of violating the statutes of African football’s ruling body with Liberian Musa Bility on the front charge.

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According to CAF Executive Committee (ExCo) member, Musa Bility called for an urgent ExCo meeting on Friday after Ahmad’s decisions to redistribute 2021, 2023 and 2025 Africa Cup of Nations and sign a commercial deal without ExCo approval to be assessed.

“It is my fervent hope that you will (agree) to investigate these matters of gross statutory and financial procedural violations by the President for appropriate actions,” said Bility to the BBC.

“I defer to you to take the appropriate actions to save the increasing decline of our statutory governance system by exerting your authorities given you by the Caf Statutes,” the Liberian wrote in a letter to his fellow ExCo members on 8 February.

Cameroon who were stripped of the right to host this year’s AFCON eventually accepted to host the 2021 finals, with Ivory Coast set for the 2023 edition (instead of 2021) and Guinea also choosing to stage two years later (2025 instead of 2021).

Bility, who has also taken issue with the recently-announced partnership deal between Caf and betting company 1XBET.

“Again, contrary to Caf Statutes, the signing of such a major sponsorship deal with a huge financial and regulatory implication without the approval of the Caf Executive Committee is a serious violation,” Bility wrote.

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