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CAF president Ahmed Ahmed to re-run for office in March

The current CAF president has announced that he intends to run for another term and that he will be part of the 2021 elections to be held next March.

CAF president Ahmed Ahmed to re-run for office in March
The official site of the CAF The official site of the CAF

The current CAF president Ahmed Ahmed revealed that he is going to participate in the next CAF elections that are set to be held next March while the country hosting the event is yet to be decided. Ahmed revealed that he will be running for another term of office in order to continue what he has started.

He broke the news on social media as he posted a tweet on his official account that stated "Over the past 4 years, CAF has witnessed many improvements and I am proud of what my team has achieved. I extend my thanks and gratitude for your support and assistance in the football in Africa and beyond. After reflection and consultation process, I decided to stand for re-election."

It had been revealed earlier this week that Ahmed received a letter from 46 of CAF's member associations out of the total 54 requesting him to run for a second four-year term.

Ahmed Ahmed has been CAF president since 2017 when he ended the 29-year historic reign of Issa Hayatou by getting 34 votes while the Cameroonian received just 20.

CAF president might face suspension by FIFA

According to the BBC, Ahmed Ahmed might face being suspended by FIFA due to various violations of their code of ethics.

A source revealed to the BBC that FIFA's investigatory chamber discovered violations of code of conduct committed by the CAF president, with the next expected move set to be by FIFA's judicial chamber that may issue their judgment before November.

BBC sports Africa revealed that one of the incidents involving Ahmed is the deal with "Tactical Steel" company in 2017 that replaced Puma in supplying FIFA with sports equipment after it emerged that the company is being run by a friend of CAF president's father.