The Court Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has reduced FIFA ban on the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad.
Ahmad Ahmad was banned from all football related activities for five years after breaching some FIFA Ethics Code.
But the ban has been reduced to two years by CAS after finding Ahmad Ahmad guilty of breaching three FIFA Ethics Code but cleared him of any wrongdoing concerning the Tactical Steel contract.
Ahmad Ahmad wanted CAS to annul the initial ruling from the FIFA Ethics Committee but only had the ban reduced.
A sum CHF200,000 (£164,000/$220,000/€180,000) fine has also been reduced to CHF50,000 (£39,000,$54,000,€45,000).
The ruling means that Ahmad Ahmad can’t contest in the CAF Presidential election later this week which also means South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe appears all but assured of becoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) President after his rivals Jacques Anouma, Augustin Senghor and Ahmed Yahya all agreed to withdraw and support his candidacy.