CAF president freed without charge

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad

President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF; Ahmad Ahmad, was released by French anti-corruption officials on Thursday evening without charge, according to reports.

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad

A section of the reports said that his passport had been handed to him, meaning he was free to travel. Ahmad was in France to attend the 69th FIFA Congress which ended on Wednesday.

He was being questioned in connection into the alleged misappropriation of $830,000.

In April, former CAF Secretary-General Amr Fahmy accused Ahmad Ahmad of alleged bribery and misappropriation of funds after awarding a contract to a French company called Tactical Steel.  Fahmy was fired from the organization shortly after making the allegations.

Ahmad denied all allegations.

The CAF President is expected to watch today’s opening match at the Women’s World Cup. He will subsequently leave for Egypt ahead of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, starting on June 21.