The Confederation of African Football (CAF), on Monday sacked General Secretary, Amr Fahmy, after the Egyptian accused the President, Ahmad Ahmad, of bribes and misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars, Reuters reports.
According to Reuters, Fahmy , sent a document on March 31, to a FIFA ethics committee, the body that investigates alleged ethics breaches, accusing Ahmad of ordering his secretary general to pay $20,000 bribes into accounts of African soccer association presidents.
The document also accused Ahmad of costing CAF an extra $830,000 by ordering equipment via a French intermediary company called Tactical Steel.
Furthermore, it accuses him of harassing four female CAF staff, whom it did not name; violating statutes to increase Moroccan representation within the organisation; and over-spending more than $400,000 of CAF money on cars in Egypt and Madagascar, where a satellite office has been set up for him.
Senior CAF officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Fahmy was fired after compiling the document with the allegations against Ahmad, from Madagascar, who was voted into office two years ago.
CAF confirmed to Reuters that Fahmy, lost his job at an executive committee meeting in Cairo on Thursday, prior to the draw for the Africa Cup of Nations finals that was conducted on Friday.
It declined to give more details about the reason for his dismissal.
“There’s no explanation. It’s the Executive Committee decision,” communications director Nathalie Rabe said in an email exchange with Reuters on Sunday.
Ahmad, who is also a Vice President of world football governing body, FIFA, did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations against him.
Requests for comment to the soccer presidents and authorities of Cape Verde and Tanzania, and to Tactical Steel in France, were also not immediately answered.
Fahmy was replaced by Mouad Hajji, from Morocco.
Meanwhile, FIFA have declined comment to comment on the matter.
“The Ethics Committee does not comment on potential ongoing proceedings nor on whether or not investigations are underway into alleged ethics cases,” a spokesperson said.
Ahmad, 59, served as Minister of Fisheries in Madagascar and in the country’s senate before a quick rise to the CAF presidency. His accuser, Fahmy, 35, was appointed as General Secretary in late 2017, keeping up a family tradition that stretches across three generations.