The two men have been asked to provide details about the amendments to the contract with Lagardère Sports which will see the France-based marketing company cover the broadcast of all top club and international competitions at a reduced amount payable to CAF.
The amendments have the potentials to enrich Lagardere and shield from losses in millions of dollars at the expense of CAF which will have those losses transferred to its accounts.
This new investigation tends to paint a bad impression of Ahmad who has been surrounded with controversies in recent times.
These tailing occurrences cast a doubt on his CAF presidency after he announced intention to run for another four years in November.
According to revelations from the newly revised Lagardere deal, Mr Omari and Mr Ahmad agreed to reduce the minimum guaranteed TV rights payment to be paid by the company to CAF.
Findings further reveal that the two men agreed to shed Lagardere’s responsibility to collect $20 million in unpaid fees from a sub-licenser, putting the load on CAF with the risk of bearing the costs.
Further to that, they approved that CAF should pay Lagardère a $6.7 million fee being discounted payment for the uncollected $20m which Mr Omari and Ahmad trusted that they would recover the full debt from the owing company which had defaulted multiple times.
The two men have been officially written by FIFA to explain their decisions to alter the deal in the way they did or face charges under FIFA Ethic’s Code.
Ahmad has been subject to investigations since his arrest in France but the FIFA Ethics Committee are yet to pass any verdict on any of the cases involving the 60-year-old who is currently in recovery after contracting coronavirus.
A verdict or judgement that implicates him in any of the cases – old or new – stand to rule him out for reelection as CAF President in the general elections scheduled for March 12, 2021, in Morocco.