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Chiefs, Pirates & Downs To Partake In CAF Super League?

Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns could all take part in the new CAF Super League, according to a report in Morocco.

It is claimed that discussion around the implementation of the CAF Super League will continue on 16 July – a day before the CAF Champions League final – in Casablanca.

Moroccan newspaper Assabah as cited by Maghrib Foot report that the CAF Super League is Patrice Motsepe’s main project, with the backing of FIFA president Giovanni Infantino, despite the collapse of the European Super League.

It is stated that the inaugural version could consist of 20 clubs from 13 African countries and as of today, four African leagues will be represented with three clubs each.

The leagues in question are Morocco’s Botola Pro, Egypt’s Premier League, Tunisia’s Ligue 1 as well as the DStv Premiership in South Africa.

The clubs that will reportedly be part of the inaugural version are Chiefs, Pirates and Downs from Mzansi, Moroccan giants Wydad and Raja Casablanca as well as RS Berkane, Al Ahly, Zamalek and Pyramids of Egypt, TP Mazembe and AS Vita from Congo, Al Hilal and El-Merreikh from Sudan, Tanzanian side Simba and Guinean’s giants Horoya, as per the report.

Motsepe himself has recently announced that the CAF Executive Committee would be proceeding with plans to form an African Super League.

“(The Executive Committee) may have to discuss and consider new CAF competitions which may generate additional funding or income for CAF, its Member Associations and bodies and also contribute to African football becoming globally competitive and self-sustaining,” he said.

“In this regard, we are assessing and in preliminary discussions to start an inclusive and broadly supported and beneficial CAF African Super League. We have been following the attempts by some top European clubs to form a Euro Super League and will learn from their experience and pitfalls.”