Tunisia’s football federation (FTF) president Wadie Jary has been banned by the country’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) for four years.
In a statement, the NOC stated that Jary had ‘breached national and international Olympic ethics codes’.
The Olympic body said it would be forwarding any complaints – which ‘do not fall under our jurisdiction’ – against Jary to both the International Olympic Committee and Fifa.
Jary, who has governed the FTF since 2012, is hoping to become a member of the Confederation of African Football’s Executive Committee when elections take place in March.
It is unclear how the NOC’s ban will affect his candidacy, which is being assessed by Caf’s governance committee this week, if at all.
Given Jary is not a member of Tunisia’s NOC and without the country’s football teams having qualified for the Olympics, his working life is set to be unaffected.
“I didn’t know I’m an elite athlete eligible to compete in the upcoming Olympics,” Jary wrote on social media in response. (BBC)