President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad is being questioned by French authorities over corruption allegations.
His arrest comes amid accusations he misused funds after cancelling a sports equipment contract with Puma in favour of an inflated deal with French company Tactical Steel, for the same equipment.
Ahmad was in Paris for the FIFA Congress but now finds himself answering the allegations once more, having previously claimed the decisions had been made “collegially” in a “transparent” process.
In April, a report on website Inside World Football said they had seen documents detailing a sports equipment offer in December 2017 for the African Nations Championship from Puma for $351,617 (£276,606/€312,000) that had been dropped in favour of a $1,195,603 (£940,719/€1,060,891) deal for the same equipment to be bought via French company Tactical Steel.
Already embroiled in allegations, CAF President Ahmad had appeared to seal a cost-effective arrangement before he cancelled the contract with Puma and instead opted to select the Tactical Steel deal.
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