African football president under questioning over corruption allegations

• Ahmad Ahmad being questioned by French authorities
• Official escorted from Paris hotel on Thursday morning

Fifa has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football president, Ahmad Ahmad, is being questioned by French authorities investigating corruption allegations, following reports that he had been arrested at his hotel in Paris on Thursday morning. Football’s world governing body also suggested that its ethics committee has been investigating allegations made against Ahmad.

The news website jeuneafrique reported on Thursday morning that Ahmad had been escorted from the Berri Hotel by officials from France’s central office for combatting corruption and financial and tax crimes (OCLCIFF).

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