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Al Ahly Club files an official complaint to CAF against final game referee

Al-Ahly has filed an official complaint with the African Football Confederation (CAF) against the referee, Bakary Gassama, who ran the African Champions League final in Casablanca yesterday between Al Ahly and Wydad Athletic Club. Head of Al Ahly, Mahmoud Taher, said that there were several reasons behind the complaint, including what he described ad serious …

Shaimaa Raafat

COMESA Competition Commission investigates monopoly claims of CAF

The COMESA Competition Commission opened an investigation into the claims of monopoly practices allegedly carried out by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) with regards to the marketing of broadcast rights and the sponsorship of CAF tournaments. The commission found that the CAF entered into an agreement with Lagardère Sports on 12 June 2015 for …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian Competition Authority refers CAF president to general prosecution

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) decided Tuesday to refer the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, to the general prosecution after it claimed to have proven that Hayatou violated the Protection of Competition Act. The authority has claimed in a statement that Hayato had abused his position in regards to the …

Maya Nawar

Egypt hopes soccer will help polish its tarnished image

An Egyptian businessman with close ties to general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has submitted a bid for the broadcasting rights of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a move that is widely seen as an effort to polish the image of Egypt, tarnished by massive abuse of human rights, failing economic policies, and a military …

James Dorsey

Egyptian teams fare with varying results at African championships

Zamalek has achieved its second victory in a row in the group rounds in the CAF Confederation Cup. Their victory was achieved over the South African team, Orlando Pirates, and was played in South Africa. Recording a 2-1 score over the South African team, Zamalek topped its second group in the championship with six points, …

Daily News Egypt

Moroccan refusal to host African Cup rooted in fear and prejudice

By James M. Dorsey Morocco’s refusal to host next month’s 2014 African Cup of Nations football tournament out of fear that it could import the Ebola virus from West Africa spotlights complex relations between the continent’s Arab and sub-Saharan nations as well as the non-transparent inner workings of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), a …

Daily News Egypt

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