An African Super League and a World Cup each

The Executive Committee of the African Football Confederation (ComEx) (ComF), which met on 16 July 2021 in Morocco, reaffirmed the existence of a Super League project bringing together the best clubs on the continent. CAF ExCom has also shown its support for a World Cup that is held every two years.

The Champions League, the flagship club football competition in Africa, is it living its last months, ahead of the final of the 2021 edition, scheduled for July 17 in Casablanca between Al Ahly (Egypt) and Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)?

The head of African football, Patrice Motsepe, has really confirmed the existence of an African Super League project Gather the best clubs on the continent. “I am very happy that many broadcasters have come to me to tell me that they want to contribute to the African Super League,” he said.

Although he assured that the 54 federations affiliated to the African Football Confederation (CAF) will benefit from the project, the CAF president remained unclear on the outlines of this future elite.

In February 2020, the president of the International Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino made very concrete proposals regarding a possible African Super League. Ahmed Yahya, Second Vice President of CAF, partly responsible for overseeing the project announced on July 16, 2021 in Rabat, will he follow the same line?

Support for the World Cup every two years, which raises questions

In any case, the Fifa manager undoubtedly appreciated the clear and showed the support from Patrice Motsepe for a preliminary draft of the World Cup which was organized every two years against four always. “Africa can be the biggest recipient of a World Cup every two years,” said the South African.

Asked twice about the reporting of a World Cup every two years with an African Cup of Nations (CAN) also every two years, Patrice Motspe reminded that he remains for a CAN-organized as often as possible. “At the right time, we will make the right decision,” he said of the main sporting event on the continent.


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