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CAF president Ahmad released after arrest in France

CAF president Ahmad released after arrest in France

The president of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmad Ahmad, was released without charge in France on Friday, a day after being arrested for questioning in Marseille, the city's public prosecutor said.

Prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux said Ahmad, who was in France for the Fifa Congress held Wednesday, was questioned as part of a probe into corruption, breach of trust and forgery.

In a statement released yesterday FIFA said that it is unaware of the details surrounding this investigation and is therefore not in a position to make any comment on it specifically.
“FIFA is asking the French authorities for any information that might be relevant to investigations taking place within its Ethics Committee,” the statement read.