CAF has officially announced the Africa Super League, which is expected to take place soon, MySportDab reports.
In the early hours of Wednesday, 10th of August 2022, CAF confirmed they would introduce a new tournament-tagged Africa Super League.
A lot was said during the official announcement made today as they are looking to develop football in Africa in an attempt to stop players from going abroad.
According to CAF, the funds have been made available and will be distributed to each participant who will be competing in the tournament.
The sum of $100 million is expected to be split between all the 24 clubs participating in the competition.
The announcement came during a meeting held in Arusha, Tanzania, on Wednesday.
CAF has been working so hard since 2010, which was claimed to be an early shutdown by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
The tournament will hold next year by August 2023, and they are also expected to have a total budget of $200 million.
In the total budget, $100 million is meant to be distributed to the participant, and each team are expected to get about $2.5 million.
The tournament winner will get a considerable sum of $11.6, as confirmed by CAF during the meeting, which lasted for hours.
The prize money is five times higher than what is meant for the winners of the CAF Champions League, which is the biggest club competition in Africa.
This development is one they are hoping will attract more players abroad to Africa and also make sure players going off the Shores for Europe will reduce.
They also announced during the meeting that every 52 members of CAF would receive $1 million per year.
Also, $50 million will be set aside to improve African women and youth football.
CAF is yet to confirm how the format will be as that will be announced in due time, but for now, we know it will be about 24 teams competing.
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