Harare – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld a FIFA decision to ban former Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad from soccer related activities.
The administrator from Madagascar was found guilty of violating the FIFA Code of Ethics last November, resulting in him being banned for five years and being ordered to pay a fine of more than US$200,000.
Ahmad appealed the decision at CAS in January.
After hearing the case on March 2 and 3, 2021, CAS only reduced the ban to two years and ordered Ahmad to pay a fine of US$50,000.
The court said Monday, “The CAS Panel has partially upheld the appeal and has reduced the length of the suspension imposed on Mr Ahmad to two years, starting today, less the period of suspension already served between 19 November 2020 and 29 January 2021, and has also reduced the fine, fixed now at (US$) 50,000.”
The ruling means Ahmad cannot contest the March 12 CAF elections in Rabat, Morocco.