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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Prosecutor General refers CAF president, secretary general to criminal trial for Lagardère Sports agreement

Prosecutor General refers CAF president, secretary general to criminal trial for Lagardère Sports agreement: Egypt’s top prosecutor will take Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou and Secretary-General Hisham El Amrani to criminal trial to face allegations they violated fair competition laws, according to an emailed statement from the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA). The authority had accused Hayatou in January of reaching an agreement with Lagardère Sports on a 12-year agreement to broadcast CAF matches without allowing other bidders. CAF issued a statement earlier this week saying the ECA’s allegations are “unsubstantiated.”

Hayatou is apparently also in hot water with FIFA, whose audit and compliance committee reportedly requested that the organization’s ethics committee dismiss him from his post after learning of the corruption charge, a CAF source tells Al Borsa. CAF is scheduled to hold elections for a new president on Thursday.

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