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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

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.

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.

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.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino thanked Sheikh Ahmad for standing down.