Ahly welcome FIFA and CAF delegation in preparation for African Super League

Ahram Online , Thursday 19 Jan 2023

A delegation of FIFA and CAF visited Ahly headquarters on Thursday as Ahly prepare for participating in African Super League.



The new tournament is set to kick off in August 2023.

The delegation showed great interest in Ahly's participation in the Super League. They said that Ahly's popularity and historical achievements on both the continental and global levels will contribute significantly to the success of the competition.

President of CAF Patrice Motsepe said that the winning club will get $11.5 million. He added that the 24 teams partaking in the competition will receive $2.5 million each to help cover expenses.

CAF didn't announce the names of the 24 African clubs which will take part in the first season. Nor did it give details of the exact format. CAF said there would be an announcement later.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino had already given his backing to the project. During a lunch event following CAF general assembly, he was quoted as saying that this project "will make African club football shine.”

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