October 27 – Wadi Al Jari, the president of the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF), has been arrested on suspicion of financial corruption.
Tunisian officials confirmed his arrest with Reuters reporting that Chokri Hamda, the spokesman for the Ministry of Sports, saying that the arrest of Al Jari was due to financial corruption and an improper contract between the football federation and its technical director.
That contract wasn’t properly greenlighted, authorities believe.
Al Jari (pictured) took charge of the FTF in 2012. An influential football official, Al Jari is a member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and is considered an ally of FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
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