The African Super League is coming

The Confederation of African Football has announced the launch of a new CAF inter-club competition, the Super League.

It is official ! The African Super League will see the light of day in 2023. After several months of deliberation, the executive committee of the federal organization has officially launched this new competition that will bring together the best clubs on the continent. The announcement was made by CAF President Patrice Motsepe this Sunday in Rabat, Morocco.

The project was first mentioned in 2020 by Gianni Infantino during a seminar on competition and infrastructure development in Africa. ” Create a real pan-African league of clubs. A league that would cover the whole continent, with 20 to 24 clubs. With maybe a maximum of two teams per country. These teams would progress in parallel in their national championships. So we were able to crown the African champions at the end of the season. […] An African Super League could generate at least 200 million annual commercial revenues overnight “, he said. He who was against the European Super League project.

At last year’s Extraordinary General Assembly in Egypt, the 54 member associations of the CAF voted unanimously to launch the tournament and gave the President and Executive Committee the mandate to implement it.

$100 million in prize money

We will hold an opening ceremony during the 44th Ordinary Assembly of the CAF in Tanzania on August 10th. We have been inundated with investors and sponsors keen to join the CAF Super League. She has enormous potential to dramatically raise the level of African football and make it even more powerful. ‘ announced Patrice Motsepe.

At the same time, the head of African football promised a prize of 100 million US dollars for the first edition, 11 to 12 million for the eventual winner. ” A significant portion of the African Football League/African Super League revenue goes to the clubs. We also want to increase the prize money for the CAF Men’s and Women’s Champions League ‘ he assured, adding that each of the 54 member associations of the CAF will receive $1 million annually.

However, the South African made no statements about the future format of this Super League. ” There should be 24 clubs that are selected based on the FIFA rankingshe blurted out. Then there are all the geographical criteria, with a limit on the number of clubs you can have per country or per region. “. Details, including the official name, will be announced at the launch event.

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