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Constant Omari, former Interim President of DRC Congo’s African Football Confederation (CAF), was on Thursday banned by the Independent Ethics Committee of FIFA from every football-related activity for 12 months. 

This is the result of a protracted probe into CAF and French marketing organization Lagardère Sports’ new TV deal agreed in 2016. Constant Omari, then vice-president of CAF, had been tasked by Ahmad Ahmad, then president of the continental body, to steer the negotiations. FIFA considered that the work of the Congolese would have resulted in “new contractual arrangements extremely detrimental to the confederation, which had recorded considerable financial losses.

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