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Updated Summary Of The Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) Arbitration Procedures Involving Candidates For Functions At The African Football Confederation (CAF) And At FIFA

Updated Summary Of The Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) Arbitration Procedures Involving Candidates For Functions At The African Football Confederation (CAF) And At FIFA

Press Release

12th March 2021

Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Presidential/Executive Committee Elections

• TAS 2021/A/7723 Seidou Mbombo Njoya c. Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Final decision issued 11 March 2021 The appeal filed by Mr Seidou Mbombo Njoya (Cameroon) was upheld and the decisions of the CAF Governance Commission dated 29 January and 12 February 2021 in which Seidou Mbombo Njoya was declared ineligible for election to the CAF Executive Committee were set aside.

• TAS 2021/A/7717 Mamadou Antonio Souaré c. Confédération Africaine de Football Final decision issued 11 March 2021 The appeal filed by Mr Mamadou Antonio Souaré (Guinea) was upheld and the decisions issued by the CAF Governance Commission on 29 January 2021 and 12 February 2021 in which Mamadou Antonio Souaré was declared ineligible for election to the CAF Executive Committee were set aside.

TAS 2020/A/7592 Ahmad Ahmad c. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Final decision (disciplinary procedure) issued on 8 March 2021 (see separate media release). The CAS Panel partially upheld Mr Ahmad’s appeal against the decision taken by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee on 19 November 2020. Five-year suspension reduced to two years, commencing 8 March 2021, less the period of suspension already served. Fine of CHF 200,000 reduced to CHF 50,000. A separate appeal filed by Mr Ahmad against the decision of non-eligibility issued by the FIFA Review Committee is pending.

FIFA Council

• TAS 2021/A/7678 Constant Omari c. FIFA Final decision issued 11 March 2021 The appeal filed by Mr Constant Omari (DR Congo) was dismissed and the decision issued on 26 January 2021 by the FIFA Review Committee in which he was declared ineligible for the position of FIFA Council member was confirmed.

• CAS 2021/A/7685 Khireddine Zetchi v. FIFA Final decision issued on 5 March 2021. The appeal filed by Mr Khireddine Zetchi (Algeria) was upheld and the decision of the FIFA Review Committee dated 26 January 2021 in which Mr Zetchi was declared ineligible for the position of FIFA Council member was set aside.

 

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