The former president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) is being prosecuted by the Egyptian courts. With him, former Secretary General Hicham El Amrani. The trial of the Cameroonian was postponed to April 16 by the Economic Court of Cairo.
Scheduled for March, Issa Hayatou and Hicham El Amrani will face Egyptian justice on April 16. The two men are accused of violating local competition rules, signing a contract with French company Lagardère Sports on the management of rights and media of African football.
Since June 2016, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) has opened an investigation into the agreement signed between the two parties. The conclusion of this investigation incriminating the former president of CAF and its secretary general was filed in January 2017.
For its part, CAF indicated that it has not offered these rights to any other interested company in a framework guaranteeing free and fair competition.
According to the agreement, Lagardère is getting rights to a variety of football competitions in Africa, including the African Cup of Nations from 2017 to 2028. The African Football Authority considers the accusations totally incorrect.