CAF president Ahmad Ahmad says African football is under attack after FIFA banned him from all football-related activities for five years.
Ahmad was accused by the world football governing body of abusing office, mishandling of funds and trading gifts which has now also disqualified him for the upcoming CAF Elections to be held in Morocco in 2021.
But the Malagasy who succeeded Issa Hayatou in 2017 has now hit back and confirmed he's appealed the decision with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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The FIFA Vice-President suggested that the decision has been a political ploy which comes after his decision to end FIFA's involvement in the running of CAF at their headquarters in Cairo.
"I challenge the sanction that has been imposed. Beyond my case, it is the self-determination of football in Africa that is under attack," he wrote as he revealed the press release confirming his appeal.