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Sheikh Ahmad resigns from football posts

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By James Edgar  with Reuters
Sheikh Ahmad resigns from football posts

<p>Fifa Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah has resigned from all his posts in football after being drawn into the latest scandal to hit the game’s governing body.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" tw-align-center data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">FIFA</span> Official Sheikh Ahmad Resigning Amid Bribery Claims <a href="https://t.co/qKJDLloCHU">https://t.co/qKJDLloCHU</a> <a href="https://t.co/IfNnrxR8Sc">pic.twitter.com/IfNnrxR8Sc</a></p>— The Voice of America (@VOANews) <a href="https://twitter.com/VOANews/status/858660372156260352">April 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The Kuwaiti, who also runs the Olympic Council of Asia, strongly denied any wrongdoing after media reports linked him to a bribery claim made by Richard Lai, the Fifa audit and compliance committee member who was banned.</p> <p>Lai, who is also president of the Guam Football Association, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy charges, and prosecutors said he had taken close to $1 million in bribes. </p> <p><span class="caps">FIFA</span> president Gianni Infantino thanked Sheikh Ahmad for standing down.</p>