CAF announce details of African Super League – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

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The Confederation of African Football have finally announced the details of the African Super League, now called African Football League, which will include eight members, including Mamelodi Sundowns, in it’s inaugural season.

The CAF Super League had been mooted over for a long time and CAF have now finally confirmed the matches will take place between 20 October and 11 November 2023.

The participating teams are Al Ahly Football Club, Tunisia’s Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Wydad Athletic Club, Enyimba Football Club, Tout Puissant Mazembe, Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, Simba Sports Club and Sundowns – and the tournament will run via a knockout system – from four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and a final (all played over two legs).

The draw for the inaugural AFL will take place on 2 September at 19H00, Cairo Time and will be streamed live on the AFL website and televised by CAF’s broadcast partners.

CAF also confirmed that the 2024/25 version of the competition will include the 24 highest-ranked teams in the continent.

Africa’s highest ranked football clubs will compete in the exciting new ‘Super’ competition, the Inaugural African Football League (AFL) which is designed to showcase the best of African club football and provide football fans in Africa and around the world, the opportunity to see and enjoy the very best of the beautiful game on the African Continent.

The AFL is a partnership between CAF and FIFA. The Inaugural edition of the AFL will feature 8 of Africa’s most famous and successful teams from the 3 African Regional Blocks which are: the North Region, the Central-West Region and the South-East Region.

Egyptian giants Al Ahly Football Club, Tunisia’s Espérance Sportive de Tunis and Wydad Athletic Club from Morocco are the football clubs from the North Region.

The clubs from the Central-West Region are: Nigeria’s Enyimba Football Club and the DRC’s Tout Puissant Mazembe.

Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club from South Africa, Angola’s Atlético Petróleos de Luanda and Tanzania’s Simba Sports Club are the football clubs from the South-East Region.

The draw for the Inaugural AFL competition will be held in Cairo, Egypt, on 2 September 2023, at 19H00, Cairo Time and will be streamed live on the AFL website and televised by CAF’s broadcast partners.

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