Concerns Start to Surface About the CAF Super League Starting Next Year

Concerns Start to Surface About the CAF Super League Starting Next Year

  • Despite the excitement surrounding the impending CAF Super League, there are already concerns about possible side effects
  • The first edition of this competition will start in 2023, though the names of the competing teams were yet to be relieved
  • Several individuals have come out and expressed their worry about the impact the competition will have on local leagues

The CAF Super League has been confirmed, and despite its positive reception, there are already doubters of the competition.

The competition was announced on Wednesday in Tanzania by CAF president Patrice Motsepe, and will feature 24 yet-to-be-named clubs in a competition set to start in August 2023 until May 2024. According to Motsepe, $100 million (R1.66 billion) will be the available prize money for the teams fortunate enough to make the cut, with the winner walking away with a cool $11.5 million (R186 million).

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Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro has a slight worry about the CAF Super League, which was launched by its president Patrice Motsepe.
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According to Sport24, Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro said:

"When I think about a new tournament, I just think about the schedule and how tight it is already. I hope they find a way to make it possible, and I know it's a great competition for the club, and we will be ready for that (if qualified), but I think it is not the moment to speak about it."

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However, Cape Town City chairman John Comitis was a lot more forthright and critical, adding:

"The Super League will kill African club football. You can switch off the lights on the domestic leagues."

The Cityzens will represent South Africa alongside Mamelodi Sundowns in this season's Champions League, with Marumo Gallants and Royal AM chancing their luck in the Confederations Cup.

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Africa Super League: What we know and don't know

CAF launches the African Super League, winner set to walk home with $11.5 million

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

As reported by Sports Brief, 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.

Source: Sports Brief News