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Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) received a letter of support from the African Union (AU) on Sunday, highlighting Egypt's efforts to expose corruption inside the Confederation of African Football (CAF), AU statement said.
CAF was proven to sell the worldwide rights to the African Cup of Nations and Caf Champions league, from 2017 through to 2028, to the French media company Lagardere Sports, in the absence of a free and fair rivalry, according to the statement.
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Assistant Foreign Minister Amgad Abdel Ghaffar notified the head of ECA Mona al-Garf Sunday of the AU’s resolution to back ECA’s legal procedures against the former president of CAF Issa Hayatou, taken during its assembly’s 28th ordinary session held in January in Addis Ababa.
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The Egyptian Competition Authority referred in January the former president of the Caf”, Hayatou, to the country’s public prosecutor for not putting the African Cup of Nations’ TV rights out to a competitive tender.
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