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Official: CAF Announce Details Of African Super League

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.

CAF released the following statement on the AFL:

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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The fixtures of the Inaugural AFL competition are structured on a home and away basis. The competition starts with knock-out quarter finals and will be followed by the semi-finals and the final; all of which are played over two legs. 

This historic Inaugural edition of the AFL will take place over four weeks, kicking off with the Opening Ceremony and the first match on 20 October 2023 in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

The semi-finals will take place between 29 October and 1 November.

The final matches which will determine the winner of the Inaugural AFL competition will take place on 5 and 11 November 2023.

The Inaugural AFL is a precursor to the fully-fledged AFL competition which will feature the 24 highest ranked football clubs on the African Continent and will commence during the 2024/2025 football season. 

David Kappel
David Kappel
David Kappel has served as a renowned international editor and content manager for almost a decade. David specialises in ensuring content and social media posts are highly engaging for football fans and was previously the international editor at Soccer Laduma. He is currently the iDiski Times website editor and social strategist.
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