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CAF Make Important CAFCL Announcement

The Confederation of African Football has confirmed important details for the 2024/25 CAF Interclub competitions, confirming they will kick off in August.

After the 2024/25 season has widely come to a close, CAF confirmed the 2024/2025 CAF Interclub season will kick-off with the Preliminary Round scheduled between 16–18 August 2024.

The Group Stages are scheduled between October – December 2024, while the Knockout Phase and Final of both competitions will be between March – May 2025.

As was already the case in 2023/24 CAF confirmed that teams do not drop from the CAFCL into the CAF Confederations Cup anymore.

“The addition of the second preliminary round of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup remains cancelled,” CAF stated,

“Consequently, teams eliminated in the second round of the CAF Champions League will no longer transition into the CAF Confederation Cup.

“Clubs that advance from the second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup will proceed directly to the group stage of the competition.”

CAF also confirmed the 12 highest ranked Member Associations according to the CAF rankings who will be eligible to enter two Clubs in both the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League as well as the CAF Confederation Cup.

The 12 highest ranked national associations are as follows: Algeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, RD Congo, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Tanzania.

South Africa will be represented by Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in the CAF Champions League, while Stellenbosch FC and Sekhukhune United will feature in the CAF Confed Cup.

CAF also kicked-off the registration period for Member Associations to register their qualified Clubs on the CAF Competitions Management System (CMS).

Registration Windows:  

Four registration window periods have been confirmed to all Participating Member Associations as follows:

  • 01 July – 20 July: Players participating in the Preliminary Round
  • 21 July – 31 August: Players participating in the Second Preliminary Round
  • 01 – 30 September: Players participating in the Group Stages
  • 01 – 31 January 2025: Maximum of seven (7) additional players, including four (4) replacements.
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