CAF cancels 12-year rights agreement with French conglomerate

7 November 2019

Photo: Getty Images The deal included the international media and sponsorship rights the Africa Cup of Nations - earlier this year, Algeria, captained by Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, won the tournament, defeating Senegal in final held in Cairo, Egypt.

In the midst of an ongoing investigation into the deal between CAF and Lagardère Sports, the African football federation has cancelled the deal.

Lagardère contests this decision, which the company thinks is "unlawful, unreasonable and unjustified."

Jesper Elkjær Jensen

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has informed Lagardère Sports, a French media conglomerate, of its decision to cancel the 12-year agreement between the parties with immediate effect.

Lagardère "strongly" contests this decision, which is "unlawful, unreasonable and unjustified," according to the company's statement.

There is no reason to cancel the agreement at this stage

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