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CAF says it sacked former SG Fahmy for misconduct, conducts external audit

The announcement came a day after Reuters published a report revealing that Fahmy filed a complaint to FIFA accusing CAF president Ahmad Ahmad of corruption

Karim Farouk , Wednesday 17 Apr 2019
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) stated Tuesday that former secretary general Amr Fahmy was dismissed for “misconduct” and that an external audit — financial and organisational — will be conducted.

In a statement published late Tuesday on its official website, the African governing body revealed 10 decisions and points that were adopted during the CAF Executive Committee meetings in Cairo 11-12 April.

The major decisions were the sacking of Fahmy and appointment of Moroccan Mouad Hajji as the new secretary general, an increase of allocations to national associations from $100,000 to $200,000 and an increase of the 2019 African Cup of Nations prizes.

The announcement came just a day after Reuters published a report revealing that Fahmy, who took up his post two years ago, had filed a complaint to FIFA accusing CAF president Ahmad Ahmad of corruption.

According to the report, the complaint was sent 31 March and contains allegation of paying bribes, the misuse of CAF funds and sexual harassment towards employees.

There have been no official statements from FIFA or CAF regarding the matter yet.

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