The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed that new clubs competition, the “Super League” , has been officially given the green light, with Sudan expected to be represented in the competition by a single club.
The CAF had confirmed on Saturday its willingness to launch the African Super League as part of its effort to develop the game regionally.
It is unknown whether the new championship – which has been officially approved – might impact in a way the pre-existing CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions.
CAF President Patrice Mostepe revealed in a press conference in Morocco that preceded the African Champions League finale that many companies are interested in being part of the championship.
He pointed out that the Club Competitions Committee is assessing the situation to advise on a comprehensive method for every country in Africa to benefit from this project.
“We cannot do anything that excludes our fans, football is for everyone and we have an obligation to keep it available to the underprivileged,” he said.
CAF will invite twenty African clubs to participate in the first edition of the African Super League.
Sudan will be represented by only one team in the newly created tournament.
The UEFA had earlier rejected a similar Super League idea proposed by a number of European football giants aimed at ensuring additional revenue.
The difference in the African case is that the upcoming tournament will be held under the supervision of the Confederation.