— Published 5 July 2022

Africa gets a Super League

Patrice Motsepe

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) wants to move up a gear. The continental body chaired by South African Patrice Motsepe (pictured above) has announced the launch next year of an African Super League. It should start in August 2023, with a format and rules still unknown, but with a prize fund of 100 million dollars from its first edition. Details of the competition will be unveiled next month at a launch ceremony in Tanzania. CAF explains in a statement: “A significant part of the money of the Super League will be reinvested in African football, with an annual donation of one million dollars to each of the 54 member associations of CAF, as a contribution to the development of football and youth.” The principle of a Super League was unanimously approved last year by CAF’s 54 member national federations.