The head of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has been banned from football for five years by FIFA. This was contained in a statement released by FIFA today, Monday, November 23, 2020. The global governing body announced that the independent Ethics Committee has found Ahmad guilty of offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, and misappropriation of funds. Ahmad, from Madagascar, has been president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) since March 2017 and was standing for re-election when FIFA banned him for “governance issues”. Ahmad had intended to stand in an election in March in which he would have faced a number of challengers.