A scandal shakes the corners of the Confederation of African Football

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A scandal shakes the corners of the Confederation of African Football

AFP

            
            
                    CRISTINA ALDEHUELA

Media reports sparked a surprise of a large caliber, after it revealed the existence of the embezzlement of the Confederation of African Football Association “CAF”.

In a report, the “FIFACOLONIALISM” website stated that the FIFA verification process on the records of the African Confederation of the game, under the supervision of the Secretary-General of FIFA, Fatima Samoura, who worked as acting general secretary of the CAF during the months The past six revealed the existence of a misappropriation.

Reports revealed that there is a financial gap of approximately $ 24 million in “CAF” accounts without any bonds proving where those large sums went.

The New York Times, for its part, said that Samoras reviews proved significant financial irregularities, including how to spend millions of dollars of football development money sent by the International Federation to its African counterpart.

The newspaper added that it obtained a copy of the report of the monitoring committee, which confirms that the “FIFA” transferred $ 51 million to “CAF”, between 2015 and 2018.

Since then only about $ 24 million of this amount has been disbursed by CAF officials.

The report stated that there are expenses that lack information, which made it impossible to determine the beneficiaries of this money, in some cases.

According to the New York Times, the details revealed by the review are likely to lead to new investigations in the ethics department of FIFA, which has yet to deal with a number of lengthy investigations, including that of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmed Ahmed, accused of giving bribes to the heads of African federations.

Source: Agencies



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