Just like the European Super League, Africa is set to witness her own version that’s called CAF African Super League, Patrice Motsepe reveals.
The CAF superemo confirmed the rumours of Africa having her own Super League on Sunday saying it’s a welcome development that’s is need to improve African club football.
“We are assessing and in preliminary discussions to start an inclusive and broadly supported and beneficial CAF African Super League,”
Patrice also revealed that the African Super League idea was brought by FIFA president Gianni Infantino in 2019 and he also saw reasons for it.
“African Super League, an idea first suggested by FIFA president Gianni Infantino in 2019, would be welcome development as it is needed to improve the game on the continent and make it financially viable.”
Motsepe believes that in other to generate additional income for itself and its member associations and also contribute to African football becoming globally competitive and self-sustaining there has to be the creation of new competitions.
VFC club founder, Joe Udofia has described the initiative as an exciting one that change the level of African football.
“It is a great idea and I think it would give Nigerian clubs a lot of leverage and value, devoid of bottlenecks.”
He believes VFC can be part of the ASL when created: “we are positive our players can make the cut, once the proposed league is rolled out; as we expect it to be run with transparency and inclusiveness as the watchword.”