CAS has thrown an electoral lifeline on Ahmad and frozen the FIFA ban. – Soccer Sports

By Andrew Warshaw

February 2-In a rare and unexpected move that raises the highest level of questions about the football judicial process, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has given the disgraceful Confederation of African Football Prime Minister Ahmad Ahmad for his five years. FIFA ban.

The CAS said it had given Ahmad a provisional ruling to temporarily freeze the ban imposed last November, prior to the March 2 appeal. A verdict was promised before the CAF voted for its successor 10 days later.

One interpretation is that, technically, this means that if CAS revoke his ban, Ahmad can, after all, support re-election on March 12. Second, he remains unqualified no matter what happens after the CAS decision last Friday was stamped with a rubber stamp on the candidate’s qualifications after the candidate’s deadline.

“If disciplinary action is maintained during the pre-CAF election period, there is a risk of irreparable damage to Mr. Ahmad, and the CAS Panel supported a request to temporarily maintain that effect. [FIFA ban]”CAS said in a statement.

However, he also said he rejected his request to “prevent FIFA from participating in Mr. Ahmad’s elections or making decisions aimed at making it difficult for him to participate in the elections.” It was.

The judge also ruled in favor of Ahmad, but CAS emphasized that “such a temporary decision never predicts a decision after analyzing the merits of the case. I added.

If CAS overturns FIFA’s ethics judge, Ahmad discovers that he “broke his loyalty obligations, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds, and abused his position as CAF president.” If that happens, it’s a big deal. For some reason, find a way to push into an election race that was already considered unqualified to run.

In any case, there is a legitimate question to ask. The CAS move may have kept the possibility of running for re-election if Ahmad’s suspension was overturned, but especially to freeze the ban that was inherited two months ago. Did they have a CAF election scheduled for March 12th? As soon as the ban was announced, Ahmad declared his intention to appeal.

As of last week, four candidates were allowed to run: Jack Anouma (Côte d’Ivoire), Patrice Motsepe (South Africa), Augustin Sengol (Senegal), Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania).

However, critics of FIFA and Ahmad within Africa’s football leadership are trying to see if a man who had declared support for 46 of 54 federations before the ban could secure an unlikely comeback. , I have to endure a painful wait.

Ironically, Ahmad returned to the fight just days after the provisional replacement Constant Omari was barred from running for FIFA’s elections by FIFA.

And he’s wearing a CAF presidential hat and wasting his time exploring every path to get back to the race.

He was scheduled to meet with the CAF Governance Commission today to discuss his candidacy before traveling to Cameroon to attend the finals of the African Nations Championship.

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– Soccer Sports

CAS has thrown an electoral lifeline on Ahmad and frozen the FIFA ban. CAS has thrown an electoral lifeline on Ahmad and frozen the FIFA ban.

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