The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have revealed that the African Super League will kick off in August 2023 and will be launched in Tanzania in August 2022.
This was disclosed by the President of the CAF Patrice Motsepe, on Sunday, at the confederation’s Executive Committee.
CAF says it will be an economic generator for African football, and adds that each participating association will receive 1 million U.S. dollars.
While the format of the Super League is yet to be disclosed and how participants will be selected, CAF revealed that participating sides will need to have an academy and a women’s team.
“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,” said Dr Motsepe.