The president of the Confederation of African Football has been banned from all football-related activity over a variety of misconduct issues, FIFA has announced.
Ahmad Ahmad, from Madagascar, was found guilty of breaching his duty of loyalty, offering gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds and of abusing his position by the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's independent ethics committee.
In addition to the ban, he was fined 200,000 Swiss francs (€185,000), world football's governing body said in a statement.
Ahmad was elected CAF president in March 2017, and last month submitted his candidacy to serve a second term in office.
The investigation by FIFA's ethics committee covered various issues related to the governance of CAF during his tenure.
It included the organisation and funding of a pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and his involvement in CAF's dealings with a sports equipment company called Tactical Steel, FIFA said.
FIFA's secretary general Fatma Samoura had been sent to work on the implementation of governance reforms at CAF for the six-month period up to February this year.
Samoura's secondment was reportedly organised at the request of CAF itself.