Declares Khireddine Zetchi eligible for FIFA council seat
Constant Omari ineligible for FIFA council seat
Admin l Thursday, March 11, 2021
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) provides an updated summary of its procedures involving candidates from the African continent for football governance roles in Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Presidential/Executive Committee Elections.
In the update, CAS upheld the appeal filed by Seidou Mbombo Njoya c and declared him eligible to vie for the CAF Presidential/Executive Committee Elections. CAS made the decision after setting aside the decision of CAF to disqualify Mr Seidou Mbombo Njoya of Cameroon for the election.
“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”, CAS said in a statement.
The CAS Panel partially upheld Mr Ahmad Ahmad’s appeal against the decision taken by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee on 19 November 2020.
Five-year suspension imposed by FIFA was reduced by CAS 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”, CAS added.
Besides, 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.
In addition, 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.