Eight Clubs Selected for First Ever African Super League Edition
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected eight clubs to participate in the newly established Africa Super League starting in August, and no Ghanaian club has been included.
Initially proposed to consist of 24 teams from 16 countries, it is now suggested that the tournament will feature only eight teams. These eight clubs have been inspected for their facilities, selected stadiums, and final participation details.
High-profile clubs such as Raja Athletic Club, Orlando Pirates, and Kaizer Chiefs will not participate, with TP Mazembe replacing Botola Pro giants. The eight clubs include Petro de Luanda (Angola), Mazembe (DR Congo), Horoya (Guinea), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco), Simba SC (Tanzania), Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia), and Masandawana, with unclear reports of each club’s monetary compensation and total prize money pool.
Despite reports in Egyptian media that Ahly would decline the invitation in favour of the Arab Champions Cup tournament, it has been debunked by the club’s hierarchy as false news. The tournament is likely to feature a single group of home and away fixtures during the 2023/24 domestic season, with the winner earning a spot in the newly expanded FIFA Club World Cup, and four spots available for Africa in 2025.
As of now, there is no indication that it will replace the traditional CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup tournaments.