Senior African football official sacked amid explosive allegations

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Cairo  - African football's governing body said Monday it sacked its general secretary Amr Fahmy last week, after he made allegations of corruption and sexual harassment against the body's president.

"The Confederation of African Football executive committee took the decision on 11 April to revoke (the position) of Amr Fahmy, the secretary general," said Nathalie Rabe, CAF's head of communications.

"This was a decision taken by the executive committee and I don't know about the allegations," she told AFP.

His sacking comes against a backdrop of explosive allegations that Ahmad Ahmad, CAF's president, had sexually harassed female staff members, paid bribes to various officials and used CAF's funds for illicit gains.

Egyptian Fahmy, 36, sent a letter to football's world governing body FIFA last month detailing accusations of corruption and charges of sexual harassment.

Former Moroccan diplomat Mouad Hajji has been named as the new secretary general, according to Rabe.

The latest saga comes on the back of a troubled build-up for hosts Egypt, as they enter the final stretch of preparations for the 24-team Africa Cup of Nations to take place in June.

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