African CAF Super League to kick off in 2023, The African Super League will begin in August 2023 with up to $100-million (R1.6-billion) in prize money, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe has confirmed. African Super League to kick off in 2023, CAF boss Patrice Motsepe confirms
A decision was reached on Sunday at the CAF Executive Committee, where a host of important matters were discussed, one of which was the confirmation of changing the CAF inter-club competition formats back to a two-legged final, as confirmed by iDiski Times in Edition 60. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that the an African Super League will be launched next month in Tanzania, with the prestigious tournament set to kick off in August 2023.
Last year at the Extraordinary General Assembly in Egypt, the 54 member association “unanimously voted to go-ahead” with planning the competition and issued a mandate to CAF president Patrice Motsepe and the Executive Committee.
African CAF Super League to kick off in 2023
There has been no further indication of the format of the tournament yet or how the teams for the Super League will be selected but the CAF Champions League will continue to run alongside the newly formed competition.
It has also been confirmed that the next Women’s Champions League will take place in Morocco in October 2022, the Futsal AFCON, was awarded to Mozambique and the Beach Soccer AFCON to Egypt.
CAF announces kick off date for African Super League
Motsepe said: “The decision has now been taken to implement the CAF Super League.
“It will start in August 2023 and we will launch it during CAF’s 44th Ordinary Assembly in Tanzania on August 10.”
He said further that CAF had been inundated with enquiries by investors and sponsors.
He added: “They are anxious to partner with us on the CAF Super League.
“It has huge potential to significantly uplift African football and to make it even more powerful.”
NAN reports that FIFA President Gianni Infantino attended Sunday’s CAF Executive Committee meeting, with Motsepe thanking him for his support in the establishment of the African Super League.
He said: “We will be engaging with stakeholders over the next few weeks to discuss the mechanics of the tournament and will release further details shortly.
“A significant amount of the money from the CAF Super League will be invested back into African football and part of the process involves giving one million dollars every year to every one of CAF’s 54 Member-Associations as a contribution to football and youth development.
“We also want to look to increase the prize money for the men’s and women’s CAF Champions Leagues.”