CAF To Launch African Super League
Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Sunday that its executive committee had given the green light for a new African Club Super League which will commence from 2023 with the backing of international football governing body FIFA.
“We have been inundated with investors and sponsors, who are anxious to partner with us on the CAF Super League,” said CAF President Patrice Motsepe.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has publicly supported the idea of an African Super League despite FIFA’s fierce resistance to the ultimately doomed European Super League.
“It is not at all a breakaway league. It is an African Super League integrated in the institutional structures of African and global football,” Infantino said.
“The second big difference is that this is an open competition, allowing for teams to be promoted and also to be relegated if they don’t perform.”
CAF is yet to provide additional details regarding the final structure of its Super League and how it would sit alongside Africa’s existing Champions League club tournament.
However, CAF made it clear that details, including the official name of the tournament, would be announced next month.