Ahmad, 60, was found guilty of various unethical practises which breach FIFA's code of ethics. These included: breach of duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position and misappropriation of funds.
Part of the activities for which he was indicted include involvement in CAF's dealings with sports equipment company, Tactical Sports, and the organisation and financing of a muslim pilgrimage, Umrah, to Mecca from the purse of the confederation.
The ban forbids Mr Ahmad from involvement in all football-related activities at national and international levels, administrative and otherwise, for a total number of five years with immediate effect.
In addition to the ban, he has been sanctioned with a fine of two hundred thousand (CHF 200,000) Swiss Francs.
African Sports Monthly reported last week that any guilty verdict or judgement by FIFA on Ahmad Ahmad might jeopardise him ambition for relection as CAF President in next year's election.
With a ban from all football-related activities, it is most likely that Mr Ahmad will not be eligible for the election as he will have to appeal the ban and if he wins a favourable outcome, he will face the eligibility test to resume his place in FIFA Executive Council.
Anonymous sources suggest that the problem is just beginning for Mr Ahmad and the weight could fall on FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, who will be the first to suffer the consequences of this decision because he is complicit in everything that is happening.