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Questions over federation’s audit

Publish date: 10 February 2020
Issue Number: 859
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Corruption

Fifa intends investigating numerous financial transactions carried out by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) following an audit into the continent's ruling body. BBC News reports that a joint Caf-Fifa task force 'believes more information is necessary and recommends further investigations' into several areas, including Caf's dealings with French company Tactical Steel. The 2017 deal with Tactical Steel was notable as Caf cancelled an order worth just under $250 000 with sportswear company Puma to take up an alternative order costing four times as much with Tactical Steel. The company has links to a close associate of Caf President Ahmad Ahmad. The audit was undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers and has yet to be made public, but the clamour for this is likely to grow in the coming days.

Full BBC News report