By: Gyang Dakwo
It is a new dawn for club football as the Africa Super League was finally launched by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe at the 44th CAF Ordinary General Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania.
The 52-Member Associations, leading football Club officials, legends and the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino joined in on the launch.
Motsepe said the Africa Super League is one of the most exciting developments in the history of African football; adding that it’s main objective is to make sure African club football is world class that can compete with the best in the world.
His words: “African clubs have never had a good foundation financially to keep some of the best players in Africa, to stay in Africa, from an income perspective, they love the continent, they want to be in Africa, so the financial part of club football is a critical issue and what we’re hoping to do is improve the quality of football. “
“We need to get the spectators excited to watch local football because it’s as good as watching football anywhere in the world,” he said.
The Africa Super League, which will have a total prize money of USD 100 million, with the winner receiving USD 11.6 million will have all Zones represented.
It is expected to officially kick-off in August 2023.