Trial of African Football head delayed to April 3



Mon, 13 Mar 2017 - 01:18 GMT


Mon, 13 Mar 2017 - 01:18 GMT

CAF President Issa Hayatou - Youm7 (Archive)

CAF President Issa Hayatou - Youm7 (Archive)

CAIRO - 13 March 2017: Cairo's Economic Court adjourned on Sunday the trial the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Iissa Hayato and General Secretary Hesham Omrani on charges of anti-competitive practices to April 3,


reported Sunday.

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) decided in January to refer Hyato to the General Prosecution, accusing him of violating the Protection of Competition Act.

Lagardère Sports Agency was granted the exclusive rights to broadcast the main African football competitions for the region from 2017 through 2028 in an agreement signed with the CAF on June, 15 2015, in violation of the regulations of fair competition and transparency between competitors instead of allowing them to win the broadcasting rights through a public auction,

Daily News Egypt reported


The CAF had previously given the same rights to Lagardère Sports in 2009 until 2016, which means the agency has had sole broadcasting rights for 20 years.

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) issued a


in late February declaring the commencement of investigations into the matter to decide whether it caused any direct harm to the competition processes in the common market.



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