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AL RAYYAN, QATAR - NOVEMBER 30: FIFA Council Member Hany Abo Rida, CAF President Patrice Motsepe and Nasser Al-Khelaifi during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group D match between Tunisia and France at Education City Stadium on November 30, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/FIFA)

African Cup Of Nations

CAF ‘recommits’ to beIN agreement following negotiations

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced an end to its row with beIN Sports following the recent cancellation of a broadcast deal which prompted threats of legal action by the Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster.

CAF today announced that it is delighted to recommit to its partnership with beIN after the parties reached agreement on the matters that were in dispute.

beIN and CAF conducted discussions which resulted in the re-establishment of a mutually beneficial partnership between the parties.

The President of CAF Dr Patrice Motsepe said: ”CAF is deeply committed to promoting and advancing the interest of all its sponsors and partners and building mutually beneficial relationships with them and with all our stakeholders.

“The adherence to good governance, ethics and global best practices is an essential and crucial part of the culture and the manner in which CAF operates and conducts its business.

“In order for football in Africa to be globally competitive and self-supporting, the quality of African football must be world-class and appealing to football spectators, sponsors and partners.

“Significant financial resources are also required for investments in youth academies, football clubs, national teams, CAF Member Associations, stadiums and other football infrastructure and facilities.

“CAF is delighted about its partnership with beIN and is committed to growing and expanding this relationship for the benefit of both parties.”

Credit: CAF Communications

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