Suspended Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has returned as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president following a ruling delivered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday.
Before this latest development, Ahmad had been issued a ban by FIFA in November last year for five years after the world body found him to have breached several of its ethics codes, but, the Malagasy went ahead to appeal the decision at CAS.
However, Ahmad is still ineligible to contest CAF’s presidential elections in March, since the CAS decision came after both the Caf’s Governance Committee and Fifa’s Review Committee met earlier this week to discuss the eligibility of candidates.
Meanwhile, CAS says it will hear Ahmad’s appeal in full on March 2, with a decision issued before the CAF presidential elections on March 12.
Four candidates have been cleared to contest for the CAF elections on March 12. They include, Jacques Anouma (Ivory Coast), Patrice Motsepe (South Africa), Augustin Senghor (Senegal) and Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania).