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FIFA President Announces New Eight-Team African Football League

FIFA President Announces  New Eight-Team African Football League

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has announced that the new eight-team African Football League will officially begin on October 20th, at the Confederation of Africa Football’s(CAF) General Assembly in Abidjan(city of West Africa) on Thursday.

 During the General Assembly, FIFA announced that the tournament, previously called the CAF African Super League, will now have a different name.


FIFA’s President said “It will have eight great teams, which will be followed in the future with a bigger version, We have to invest in African club football as well as national team football.”

“It is our responsibility, duty and task, and with the work and contribution of all of us as a team, we will succeed.” as per ESPN report.


The initial tournament will have only eight teams from the African continent, instead of the originally proposed 24 teams by CAF.


The competition will run concurrently with CAF’s Champions League for domestic league winners across the continent and is not a replacement.


Details around broadcasters, sponsors and logistics also remain under wraps for now. When initially proposed, CAF promised $100 million in prize money with $11.5m for the winner.


This Eight Teams will be from following clubs:



AmaZulu Durban

Cape Town City

Chippa United Port Elizabeth

Kaizer Chiefs Soweto

Lamontville Golden Arrows

Mamelodi Sundowns

Maritzburg United

Marumo Gallants Thohoyandou

Moroka Swallows Soweto

Orlando Pirates

Richards Bay FC

Royal AM Pietermaritzburg

Sekhukhune United

Stellenbosch FC

SuperSport United Pretoria

TS Galaxy Kameelrivier



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Baroka FC Polokwane

Black Leopards Polokwane

Cape Town All Stars

Cape Town Spurs

Casric Stars KwaMhlanga

Hungry Lions Postmasburg

JDR Stars Pretoria

Magesi Polokwane

MM Platinum Westbury

Platinum City Rovers

Polokwane City

Pretoria Callies

Pretoria University FC

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC

Uthongathi FC

Venda Football Academy



“We have recognised for many years that African football players have been among the best in the world, but we need to enhance the attractiveness of African football, its commercial viability and its capacity to sustain itself,,” Patrice Motsepe President of the CAF told delegates.


He urged the presidents of football associations and governments throughout the continent to increase their investments in the sport.


“We have great confidence in the progress we are making and with the talent we have in Africa, it will result in an African nation winning the World Cup [one day], but we have to spend money on coaching the coaches, opening academies, and ensuring professional clubs have sufficient resources, he said.”




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