Yesterday we reported on the arrest of CAF president Ahmad Ahmad at his hotel in France where he was staying ahead of a FIFA congress been held in that country.
Information from France states that Ahmad was kept in police custody for about 10 hours as he was being questioned in relation to a “contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.”
Well, the CAF president has been released by the police with no criminal charges against him according to reports.
Ahmad Ahmad is set to leave France on Saturday along with some FIFA members to Mali to solve the football crisis there.
Per his arrest yesterday, it was reported that Ahmad signed off on a deal, which benefited the company Technical Steel, with one of the company’s bosses said to have paid a total of €739 000 (R12,3 million) to the CAF president in order to get the deal sanctioned.
He is expected to watch today’s opening game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.