The Confederation of African Football, CAF, wants to launch an African Super-League from 2023. The competition will bring together the 24 best clubs in Africa with the ambition of offering them funding and unprecedented visibility.
CAF President Patrice Motsepe has announced plans to create a Super-League, a third international competition in Africa, so that “African football clubs can compete with the best”.
The idea emerged for the first time in 2019, on the sidelines of a trip by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This time, things seem to be well underway, and CAF would like to achieve this dream of Super League as early as the 2023-2024 season.
The competition is expected to bring together 24 clubs from 16 different countries, divided into 3 pools of 8 according to geographical criteria.
Each team will play 14 games, then the first 5 of each group and the best 6th will qualify for the final stages, with direct elimination.
In total, 197 matches will therefore be played to conclude with a final on neutral ground, which CAF imagines to look like a Super Bowl.
Each participating club will automatically receive a sum of 2.4 million euros, and the winner will be offered 11.1 million euros, almost 5 times more than the financial gain won by the winning club of the League of African champions.
According to CAF, everything will be financed by sponsors and broadcasting rights.