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Confederation Of African Football To Review TV, Tournament Hosting Agreements

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 10 / 17

Confederation of African Football President Ahmad, who uses only one name, said that "contentious" decisions on African football's TV rights and tournament hosting agreements "will be reviewed in the coming months," according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. The possibility of changing the timing of Afri...

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