Ahmad Ahmad to investigate 12-Year TV Deal


CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, says that they are investigating the 12-year broadcasting deal with Lagardère Sports that was signed by Issa Hayatou.

CAF have been criticized after reportedly brokering the partnership without allowing any other bidders to get involved, with Hayatou and the former general secretary, Hisham El Amrani, being targeted for legal action.

After Ahmad beat Hayatou in the CAF Presidential elections last month, the Malagasy has spoken of several changes that could come in under this reign, including a possible change of broadcasting deal.

Ahmad went on to say that he is awaiting the analysis of those who have been appointed to study the contract but explained that there is unanimous agreement that it is not a good deal for the continent.

He said, “We’re living in an environment where everything must be transparent and with a democracy. The new CAF will follow up with everything that is not a transparent or democratic. This is why I’m waiting for the analysis to come back to me before I make any decision.

“Everyone is completely agreed that it is not a good contract, and is not good for African football. Right now I can guarantee you that I will never sign any long contract regarding CAF.”

CAF previously denied any wrongdoing however, it appears that they have changed their tune now that Hayatou is no longer in charge.

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