French Police Arrest CAF President


Emerging reports revealed that the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has been arrested in a Paris hotel by French police. It was gathered that he was picked up around 8:30 am at the Berri Hotel in Paris. His arrest may not be unconnected to alleged misappropriation and corruption involving French company, Tactical Steel gathered.

Recall that former secretary-general of the confederation Amr Fahmy accused Ahmad of corruption before he was sacked in April. Fahmy in a document sent to FIFA investigations committee accused the president of costing CAF an additional $830,000 because he ordered equipment through Tactical Steel.

Although, Sabine Seillier, president of Tactical Steel, however, insisted that her company won the contract on a transparent basis. She noted that her company was the only one that could guarantee delivery of the equipment sought in a tight timeframe of three weeks.