Audit report unearths gross misappropriation of funds at CAF

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:04 pm

An independent probe into the running of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has revealed elements of misappropriation of the body’s finances.

The report by auditing firm Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), was highly critical of how the organisation’s finances had been managed, Reuters reported on Sunday.

The report cites some 40 payments totaling $10m. It says 14 of those payments amounting to $4.6m had irregular or no supporting documentation.

The investigation started when FIFA took over management of CAF last year following a string of corruption scandals. Last Monday, the organisation announced it was ending its intervention into the management of CAF.

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad who was briefly detained and questioned by French Police last year has denied accusations of pervasive corruption at the organisation