The Super League is in the making in Africa according to some media. A competition that could see the light of day in 2023. An upheaval in perspective for the African clubs.
"We want the African Super League to be able to compete with the best tournaments in the world, in terms of quality of football, means, infrastructure, stadium, referee," said Patrice Motsepe, on 5 February 2022 in Douala. On the eve of the final of the AFCON, the president of CAF had met with the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, as well as the presidents of the biggest African clubs. But how will this Super League be organized?
According to some indiscretions, including the site footmercato, CAF wants to create this Super League by setting up three regional pools. There will be North Africa, Central and West Africa and finally South and East Africa. Each one will have its own pool of 8 teams. This will make 24 teams participating. The teams in each pool will play each other in two legs. The top five teams in each pool and the best runner-up will meet in the round of 16. From then on, it will be the same format as in the various African cups.
What about the other club competitions?
By creating the Super League, CAF will also have to consider the future of its two club competitions: the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup. According to the Egyptian media outlet Filgoal, the African Confederation will simply abolish the two African club cups.
"The African Champions League and the Confederation Cup will be cancelled and replaced by the Super League and another tournament called the African Champions Cup. The site goes further. It explains that Patrice Motsepe, president of CAF, has already begun negotiations on the sponsorship rights for the Super League.
We are therefore heading straight for a shake-up of club competitions in Africa.