the African Super League from August 2023

The African Football Confederation (CAF) formalized, Wednesday in Arusha in Tanzania, the launch of the African Super League from August 2023.

“The official kick-off of this league will be given in August 2023”, announced CAF President Patrice Motsepe, recalling that the decision to launch the African Super League was taken last month by the CAF Executive Committee.

The total prize money for the Super League will be 100 million USD, while the winner will receive 11.5 million USD, the president of the African football body reminded during the 44th Ordinary General Assembly of CAF, held in Arusha, Tanzania .

“We are enthusiastic about the African Super League and convinced that it will change the face and competitiveness of CAF and African football,” he rejoiced.

Affirming the Confederation of African Football’s commitment to adhere to and comply with global best practices in governance, auditing, ethics, transparency, finance and management, he indicated that each member association will receive USD 1 million per year, which will be drawn from Super League funds.

In addition, USD 50 million will be allocated to CAF, drawn from these same funds, for the development of youth and women’s football and for all its other competitions, in order to ensure that they are globally competitive.

Welcoming the progress made in the CAF African School Football Championship, Motsepe announced that the African Confederation intends to use the USD 10 million donation from the Motsepe Foundation as a bonus to develop school infrastructure in football and educational.

CAF has made good progress since the 43rd Ordinary and Elective General Assembly and is laying a solid foundation for African football to be globally competitive and self-sufficient, he said, explaining that this solid foundation is built on the “CAF Action Plan 2021-2025” formulated by the new management and under which certain fundamental changes and reforms are undertaken to make African football one of the best in the world.

Good progress has been made in the development of interclub competitions, women’s competitions and youth competitions, noted the African football boss, recalling that the total amount of Champions League prize money has increased from 12.5 million USD to 17.6 million USD, while that of the CAF Cup went from 6.375 million USD to 9.9 million USD.

In addition, the total prize pool for the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WCAN) Morocco 2022 has increased from 975,000 USD to 2.4 million USD, an increase of 150%, he continued, adding that the Women’s Champions League, which had no financial reward, will now benefit from a bonus amounting to 1.5 million USD.

Africa is full of footballing talents and world-class players, underlined Patrice Motsepe, saying that he is convinced that in the medium and long term, the solid foundations and the progress made since the last Ordinary General Assembly will make African football competitive at the level global and attractive to football fans, sponsors, partners and other stakeholders worldwide.


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