No longer Super League as CAF changes name of its new clubs competition

Date:

Share:

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, has announced the change of the name of the African Super League even before the competition would begin.

The tournament is set to begin in October 2023, with a substantial prize fund.

“We have decided to change the name of the Super League to the African Football League ,” Motsepe revealed in an interview with beIN Sport monitored in Rabat, Morocco.

“The African Football League kicks off next October,” he added.

“It will be the best league thanks to a huge prize fund,” Motsepe said.

Advertisement

The CAF chief also confirmed that further details about the first edition of the competition would be announced soon in Cote d’Ivoire.

“Our friends in Europe advised us not to use the expression ‘Super League’  due to the negative associations with the recent failed attempt in European football,” he explained.

The CAF President expressed confidence that the African League would elevate African football and make it more competitive globally.

Last month, Motsepe revealed that the tournament would feature only eight teams, including the 2023 CAF Champions League semi-finalists Ahly of Egypt, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, Esperance of Tunisia, and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Enyimba of Nigeria, Simba of Tanzania, and Petro Atletico of Angola may also participate.

Advertisement

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

AFCON 2023 Countdown: Cote d’Ivoire may turn back some Nigerians over travel passports

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Nigerians holding the ECOWAS Travel Certificates and going for the Africa Cup of Nations next month are certain...

Namibia trainer Benjamin names list of 28 players

Namibia will make its fourth African Cup of Nations appearance Coach Collin Benjamin has called up 28 players The Brave Warriors...

Guinea coach Diawara names 25-man squad for AFCON

Guinea will be making its 13th  African Cup of Nations appearance Coach Kaba Diawara has called up 25 players Syli National...

Mozambique coach Conde announces 23-man squad

Mozambique will make their fifth  African Cup of Nations appearance Coach Chiquinho Condé has called up 23 players The Mambas placed...

Osimhen extends contract with Napoli till 2026

Nigerian international forward Victor Osimhen has signed a contract extension with Napoli until 2026, the Serie A champions announced on Saturday....
spot_img

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here