A source close to Hani Abu Raida, a member of the Executive Council of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), denied that he was present during the Umrah trip, which was among the reasons for stopping the former president of CAF, Ahmed Ahmed, from football activity for a period of time. 5 years.
A source close to the former head of the Egyptian Football Association told FilGoal.com: “This photo was from an Umrah trip, in Ramadan 2019, in which Abu Raida paid his personal expenses for himself. The photo was taken on May 16, 2019, on the sidelines of the Arab Federation meetings where Abu works. Raida is the Vice President of the Federation. “
The source stressed, “Abu Raida was not present during the Umrah trip, which was among the reasons for Ahmed’s suspension, which was in May 2018, in Ramadan of that year.”
He revealed, “FIFA summoned the heads of federations who traveled on that trip to a hearing last Thursday, and Abu Raida was notified not to attend because he was not present on that trip.”
On the other hand, a Kav source confirmed that Abu Raida was not present on the trip, and described the circulating document as a disclosure of the trip, with Abu Raidas name on it, as “incorrect.”
On April 4, 2019, Amr Fahmy, former Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), filed a complaint with the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) regarding serious financial irregularities committed by Malagasy Ahmed Ahmed during his term as president of CAF, which ends on Monday with the FIFA decision.
Fahmy, who passed away last February, caused my complaint. Ahmad’s suspension For any football activity for a period of 5 years, he will be fined 200,000 Swiss francs.
Among those violations, according to Fahmy’s complaint, Ahmed paid nearly $ 100,000 from Kav’s funds to conduct Umrah trips to Muslims from the heads of African civil unions.
A sufficient delegation met first in Cairo and included Ahmed Ahmed, employees of the presidential office, and 15 heads of civil unions.
The office of CAF president at that time informed the financial director of the union that the aforementioned amount (100 thousand dollars) was the costs of a meeting between Ahmed and the 15 president in Cairo during the month of Ramadan, while travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would be at Ahmed’s personal expense.
But this did not happen, and sufficiently covered the costs of travel and accommodation in Saudi Arabia, and Ahmed only paid 10 thousand dollars, as he treated himself as FIFA vice president on a special assignment with CAF, before returning the 10 thousand dollars in September 2018 and only that amount was paid from Umrah trip expenses in total.