Accra, June 6, GNA – The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), has said it has taken note of the events concerning the arrest of Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), but not in a position to comment.
Mr. Ahmad was arrested on Thursday by French Police over allegations related to his mandate while President of CAF.
A statement from FIFA said, “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,” it added.
The statement said, as a matter of due process, everyone has the right to the presumption of innocence, but as the FIFA President reiterated yesterday, he 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,” it said.
The Madagascan was arrested on Thursday morning in Paris, France over issues bothering on contract matters, regarding a deal with Puma.
He was said to have unilaterally abrogated to favour another company, Technical Steel.