The e-mails in 2010 were clear. Ahmad Ahmad, a Madagascan standing in his country’s football elections, wanted his billionaire friend Mohamed Hammam – the former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) chief now banned from football for life – to send him cash to help his campaign.
From a relatively unknown administrator from a football backwater, seven years later, Ahmad is one of the sport’s top officials after winning an election in March 2017 to lead football in Africa.
Fifa’s independent ethics committee is looking into the payments, a prelude to a possible full-scale investigation, people familiar with the matter said.
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