WEBWIRE Thursday, August 11, 2022
The Confederation of African Football (CAF)President, Dr Patrice Motsepelaunched the pioneering Africa Super League, a project of unprecedented scale that’s set to improve the facial skin of African football.
At the launch in Arusha, Tanzania where he was joined by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, leading African football clubs, African and European football legends, the President and Representatives of the CAFs 54 Member Associations; the CAF President described the Africa Super League as a historical gamechanger which will make African football globally competitive and self-sustaining.
President Motsepe said: That is probably the most exciting projects in the annals of African football and can significantly donate to the development and growth of the product quality and competitiveness of football in Africa.
The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino said: As FIFA President, I’m pleased to witness this type of historic moment of the exciting football project to improve and improve club football in Africa. African club football must be brought to another level also to do that, it is very important be innovative also to have new ideas, while fully respecting the prevailing institutional framework. The Africa Super League, built within the international football pyramid structure, is really a project which can make African club football shine in Africa and beyond.
Dr Motsepe stated that: The Africa Super League would donate to making certain football on photography equipment is managed and operated at exactly the same professional, ethical and governance level as UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF along with other Confederations.
The Prize money of the Africa Super League will undoubtedly be USD 100 million, with the winner receiving USD 11.5 million.
A few of the funding from the Africa Super League will undoubtedly be used to allocate USD 1 million yearly to all of CAFs 54 Member Countries, that is a total of USD 54 million yearly to build up football in every the African countries.
CAF may also receive USD 50 million yearly to build up football for children, to hire world-class staff, to boost also to make all its other competitions attractive and attractive to football spectators, TV viewers, sponsors along with other partners.
The Africa Super League will support the growth of club football, the construction and maintenance of football infrastructure and facilities, and also the training and the retention of football talent on photography equipment.
Africas most effective soccer team competition, the Africa Super League, will officially start in August 2023 and can involve 24 clubs from 16 countries over the Continent.
AFRICA SUPER LEAGUE KEY POINTS:
– 3 regions (North, Central/West, Southern/East)
– 8 clubs per region
– Maximum 3 clubs per country
Over 16 different countries
– representing approximatively 1 billion people
– 10 months
– August to May
– Maximum 21 matches played by the finalists
– Relegation/promotion playoff
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