Confederation of African Football Associations – CAF on Wednesday, 10th August launched the much awaited CAF Africa Super League at meeting held in Arusha, in attendance was CAF President Dr Mostepe and FIFA President, Giann Infatino.
After failing to work in Europe, at African continent seems to a reality as the kickoff dates have already been set as August, 2023 and will run untill may, 2024.
“The African Super League is a very important initiative. One of the major problems in Africa is finance,” said Motsepe at the launch held in the northern Tanzania town of Arusha.
“The Africa Super League is one of the most exciting developments in the history of African football and the objective in terms of what we are trying to achieve is very clear, to make sure African club football is world class and competes with the best in the world.
Mostepe announced that the $100 millions will be used as Prize money and the winner taking close to $11.5 millions.
Each participating club will be given $3.5 millions which to be used in Players transfer, cover travel costs and accommodation.
CAF is expected to use a budget of $200 millions and half of it going to clubs, $50 millions will go to developing women football.
CAF will give each of it’s member Association, $1 million from the money generated from the competition.
*Format of Africa Super League
According to CAF, the Super League will be played by 24 teams from three regions (North Africa, West/Central Africa, South/East Africa) and 16 different countries.
A total of 197 matches will be played between August and May, with the finalists playing a maximum of 21 games. The league will include both promotion and relegation playoffs.
The final will be a one-legged tie at a neutral ground later in the season.
CAF is yet to provide more details on the formatting of the league.