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Moroccan reports: CAF announces the launch of the African Super League, July 16, with the blessing of Infantino


Press reports revealed that the Executive Office of the Confederation of African Football will announce the launch of the African Super League starting from the next season 2021/2022 during the meeting scheduled for July 16 in Casablanca, Morocco.


The Executive Office of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will hold a meeting on July 16 in Casablanca, on the sidelines of the final of the African Champions League between Al-Ahly and Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa, which will be held on July 17 from one match at the Mohammed V Sports Complex in Casablanca.


And the Moroccan website "le360" Sport said that the city of Casablanca will be the scene of announcing the start of the African Super League, after CAF President Motesibi received the green light from FIFA President Gianni Infantino regarding the launch of a league with large financial revenues in which the most prominent clubs in the continent participate.

 

The site indicated that the first African Super League is expected from Morocco, with the competition starting next season, with the participation of the most participating clubs and crowning continental titles in recent years.


South African Patrice Motsebe, President of the Confederation of African Football "CAF", announced the start of the move to implement the African Super League project as a new tournament organized under the umbrella of "C", and it includes the top clubs of the black continent, with large financial returns that contribute to adding more competitiveness to the CAF tournaments. In addition to achieving more attraction for viewers in Africa and around the world on the one hand, and increasing the club's resources on the other hand, to keep pace with the great developments in the game and sports in general.


The Executive Office will discuss the file, as it has not yet settled enough in the form of the African Super League so far, but initial reports expect that it will include the 20 most powerful teams on the continent, certainly among them Al-Ahly and Zamalek, provided that the champion receives 20 million dollars, which is equivalent to more than 300 million The idea for the new CAF president came from the Swiss Gianni Infantino, president of the International Federation of the game, who first put forward the idea in 2019 and expected that the African Super League would have the ability to generate revenues of 3 billion dollars over a five-year cycle.

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