CAF Launches The African Super League, Winner Set to Walk Home with $11.5 Million

CAF Launches The African Super League, Winner Set to Walk Home with $11.5 Million

  • The Confederation of African Football has launched a new football competition, the African Super League
  • The tournament will be played by the elite teams on the continent with the winner of the inaugural edition earning $100 million
  • The competition is expected to start later this month as CAF announces the teams that will participate

The Confederation of African Football has announced the introduction of the African Super League.

CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, revealed the inaugural edition of the tournament will begin later his month at the 44th edition of CAF's General Assemble.

In a statement posted on CAF's official website, the winner of the competition will walk home with $11.5 million.

Patrice Motsepe, CAF
The Confederation of African Football has launched the African Super League. Credit: @CAF_Online
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"We are excited about the CAF Africa Super League and are confident that it will change the face and competitiveness of CAF and African football," wrote CAF.

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"The CAF Executive Committee (“EXCO”) took a decision to launch the CAF Africa Super League in August 2022. This League will officially kick-off in August 2023.
"We announced on 3 July 2022 that the total prize money of the CAF Africa Super League will be USD 100 million, with the winner receiving USD 11.5 million.
"We intend paying each Member Association USD 1 million per annum from the CAF Africa Super League funds. We also intend allocating USD 50 million to CAF from these funds for Youth and Women’s football development and for all its other competitions to ensure that they are globally competitive."

CAF is yet to announce the team's that will participate in the inaugural edition, but the top clubs on the continent are set to battle for top honours.

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The format will also be release later this month.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Confederation of African Football, CAF, wants serious disciplinary action taken against Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis for his ‘irresponsible and unacceptable’ comments about African players.

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