The African football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF), has announced that they have resolved that the African Super League will kick off in August 2023 and will be launched in Tanzania in August 2022.
According to the CAF president, Dr. Patrice Motsepe, details, including the official name, will be unveiled at the launch event.
Motsepe said that the competition will breathe new life into the African club competition. He further disclosed that winners and participants of the inaugural African Super League will receive significant prize money, and the proceeds from the tournament will include substantial solidarity payments to all 54 CAF Member Associations.
During last year’s Extraordinary General Assembly in Egypt, the 54 member associations unanimously voted to go ahead with the competition and gave a mandate to the President and the Executive Committee to lead the implementation of the competition.
“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. We have been inundated with investors and sponsors who are anxious to partner with us on the CAF Super League. It has huge potential to significantly uplift African football and make it even more powerful. “
He added, “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 $1 million 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. “