African football chiefs hit back Friday at reported allegations by accounting firm PwC of the widespread misuse of 10s of millions of dollars.
The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the allegations, made as a result of an independent audit of the body, were “unfounded”.
The auditors found widespread problems, including the awarding of millions of dollars of development funds sent to CAF by FIFA, according to a report in the New York Times.
The report also cited payments for gifts and mentioned at least one example where funds were used to pay for a funeral.
After a meeting in Doha, CAF said in a statement the funerals were “acts of solidarity in support of families of individuals who have served African football” and cited assistance given to the family of an official who was killed in a plane crash. (Text courtesy The Guardian)