“CAF” officially announces the Super League, without disclosing its funding sources

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) today launched a new club competition called the Continental Super League and expected it to mark a new era of prosperity for the game in Africa, but it has not yet revealed the final features of the tournament and its funding sources.

The plan calls for 24 unnamed clubs from 16 countries to participate in the new continental competition scheduled to start in August 2023, which CAF President Patrice Motsepe described as "the largest project of its kind to improve the quality of football in Africa."

The total prize money for the tournament is $100 million, of which $11.6 million is for the winner.

Among the side benefits is a solidarity fund that will see each of CAF's 54 member associations receive $1 million annually for football development.

"The best clubs in the continent will participate in the Super League and we have seen a huge turnout of investors to participate in this project," Motsebe said at a press conference during a meeting in Arusha. "The intention is to launch the tournament in August 2023 and in the next few months there will be participation from all stakeholders. We will also explain For the domestic leagues how this will affect their matches. Ultimately the future of club football depends on competition commercially. This project will change the face of African football."

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