every day information Egypt chatting with every day news Egypt, the confederation of African football CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, criticised these accusing him of bribery and corruption of workplace, anecdotic them as.”hearsay makers”. He batten for the first time about the chance of relocating CAF headquarters from Egypt to Morocco. Ahmad held a aggregate press interview with the Egyptian media, which some described as an try to handle rumours circulated over the past months in regards to the adjournment of above Secretary-time-honored of CAF, Amr Fahmy, and the chance of relocating the headquarters of CAF.
“My true difficulty is that i’m a simple grownup and that i tell the actuality. i cannot alternate my principles afterwards fifty nine years. God desired me to be admiral of CAF,” Ahmad said. “i assumed about running for CAF admiral after the govt council elections in September 2016. afterwards that, multiple affiliate asked me to run in opposition t Issa Hayatou within the presidential elections, who turned into also built-in in Madagascar. I won with 32 votes. Europeans attacked me because I withdrew the CAN 2019 internet hosting rights from Cameroon and gave it to Egypt. since the first minute I asked Hany Abo Reda head of Egyptian football affiliation to verify Egypt’s address and everybody agreed it become capable,” Ahmad delivered.
“I had no issue with the previous secretary-regularly occurring, however many in CAF did not like Fahmy. individually, i wished his ancestor, Mustafa Fahmi, to be the secretary usual, but he labored a lot with Hayatou, and it become not possible. Amr Fahmi studied activities and his father become helping him and give him his experience. however earlier than everybody’s eyes, Amr offended his ancestor and informed him he knew nothing. I individually again told Amr he could go anyplace on the planet if he can’t control his acrimony. I warned him greater than once before I determined he needed to go away,” Ahmad defined. at the moment, Ahmad realized that Amr was unwell and turned into going to bear a surgery. afterwards the surgical procedure, he larboard his place, in keeping with Ahmad.
afterwards, deputy frequent-Secretary for administration and accounts, Essadik Alaoui, accommodated and turned into changed by Moroccan Moaz Hegy. ‘i wanted Amr Fahmi to proceed in his place, however unluckily, we had reached a useless conclusion,” Ahmad delivered.
in accordance with Ahmad, Fahmi acclimated to leak secret counsel about CAF to the clicking, so it turned into quintessential to disregard him. “i’m not chargeable for the fiscal issues. in line with article 26 of the CAF legislations, the secretary ordinary is responsible for such concerns. I have not signed a distinct cheque given that I took workplace at CAF. Amr acclimated to deal with these considerations.” he talked about.
CAF’s executive office changed into the one to accomplish the choice to let Amr go, alongside Ahmad.
The narrative all started back Fahmy fabricated bribery accusations in opposition t the organisation’s admiral in a potential draft to FIFA’s efforts to clear up the online game afterwards a raft of scandals international. Fahmy accused Ahmad of bribes and abusage of lots of of hundreds of dollars.
The doc, sent on 31 march with the aid of Fahmy to a FIFA investigations committee, accused Ahmad of ordering his secretary-widespread to pay $20,000 in bribes into bills of African soccer affiliation presidents. They protected Cape Verde and Tanzania.
The document also accused Ahmad of costing CAF an extra $830,000 through ordering gadget via a French middleman company referred to as tactical steel.
moreover, it accused him of violating statutes to boost Moroccan illustration inside the organization, and over-spending greater than $400,000 of CAF funds on automobiles in Egypt and Madagascar, where a satellite workplace has been installation for him.
Sabine Seillier, president of tactical steel, referred to her company gained the contract with CAF since it turned into the only neighborhood that could guarantee beginning of the machine approved in a tight timeframe of three weeks.
requested if tactical metal has been concerned in kickbacks to Ahmad or his friends, Seillier talked about: ‘completely now not. tactical steel complies with French legislation.’
“appropriate metal has filed a lawsuit towards Fahmy because he defamed the business in media. The take care of appropriate metal turned into signed via Fahmy and we are nevertheless investigating this,” Ahmad published.
“back Morocco spoke of it might organise the CAF 2015 and then withdrew, Toyota, Samsung, and Adidas withdrew their sponsorships, and anytime since, we have been buying clothes from appropriate steel,” he introduced.
“after I got here to CAF, nothing became in order. I discovered an inventory of equipment purchased from bobcat so I consulted the executive office and it talked about we had to go again to Adidas items. every thing the previous marketing manager did turned into in alternate for a fee, and presently, many complaints are filed in opposition t him,” he said.
“My words had been clear due to the fact that I all started working at my position at CAF, as I noted that 50% of the amalgamation is for Egyptians as the address country, and the rest is for all African countries. every person is aware of that handiest three Moroccans assignment in CAF and 50% of its personnel are Egyptians,” he mentioned.
“Fahmy tried to persuade ladies to testify that I sexually harassed them. Three of them instructed me that these accusations have been planned against me. FIFA instructed me that no belletrist had been mentioned them during this regard as rumoured in the media,” Ahmad observed.
“Hany Abo Rida is like my elder brother. i’m actual pleased with his accord. Fahmi said that Abo Rida become in opposition t me throughout those considerations however that was not authentic,” he stated.
“Fahmy did not take heed to anybody and would accomplish decisions with out referring to anybody. i’m diabetic and i get my remedy at my very own expense, whereas in CAF we treat the in poor health on CAF’s rate, and in Fahmy’s case we stood with the aid of his facet back he became ill and we paid $100,000 for his medication,” he delivered.
“We selected Egypt as a result of we have confidence it fully. The stadiums and every little thing are equipped,’ Ahmad asserted.
“Egypt will present the choicest championship in heritage, and after the draw, I became much more confident of that. the area congratulated me on the draw and this might be the most efficient championship within the historical past of Africa,” he delivered.
As for the alteration of CAF headquarters from Egypt to Morocco, Ahmad informed Al-Masry Al-Youm: “These are just rumours, and their makers want to abstract the media to minor concerns.”