Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad has finally been granted US visa after he was initially denied.
He was going to the US for this week’s FIFA Council meetings. Owing to the initial denial, Ahmad who as a confederation president is also a FIFA vice-president was unable to attend the opening session of the two-day meeting after the visa delays.
Among the topics for discussion in Miami are a possible expansion to the 2022 World Cup as well as fundamental changes to the Club World Cup competition.
Madagascar’s Ahmad was elected ino office in 2017 on a platform pledging to fight corruption.
Nonetheless, he has faced recent criticism after being accused of violating the statutes of African football’s ruling body when it came the redistribution of the 2021, 2023 and 2025 Africa Cup of Nations as well as various commercial deals.