Referral for prosecution in Egypt over $1bn African football TV deal angers Caf

• Confederation of African Football hits out at Egyptian Competition Authority
• Caf president and former Fifa head Issa Hayatou implicated in ‘false’ reports

The Confederation of African Football has been referred for prosecution in Egypt over the sale of its worldwide television rights for the next 12 years at a price said to be worth $1bn. The president of Caf, Issa Hayatou, a former acting president of Fifa, does not appear to have been referred for prosecution personally; Caf said initial reports that he had were “false”, while insisting the confederation has committed no offence in relation to its TV deals.

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