May 14 – Chadian football is in turmoil as the first vice-president of the Chadian Football Federation (FTFA), Ibrahim Foullah accused the country’s governing body of embezzling over CFA780 million (£1.05 million).
Foullah, who is currently suspended by the FTFA, told a press conference: “I have in my possession very incriminating documents from the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) in which the FTFA President is asked to justify the use of more than CFA780 million.”
Foullah has been himself been accused of diverting cheques to the tune of CFA150 million (£200,000) by FTFA president, Mahamoud Moucktar.
According to Foullah: “The two CFA60 million cheques were in fact disbursed by the public treasury. I cashed them to pay the transportation costs of two qualified Chadian clubs for African competitions. I actually paid the shipping costs with the travel agencies. All the accounting documents are available.”
Foullah, added: “For now, my lawyers take the case in their hands and will do everything necessary to cancel the suspension note. And when the time comes, they will re-establish the facts.”
Chad’s football remains moribund and has been marked by mal-administration and lack of funding with the national team having been withdrawn from the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 and fined U$20,000 and barred from participating in the following edition.
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