The first edition of this superleague should take place in about a year, in August 2023.
"The African Super League is one of the most exciting developments in the history of African football and the objective in terms of what we are trying to achieve is very clear, number one is to ensure that African club football is world class and competes with the best this is about the future of African football, this is about the African taking control of his future. To do that, we need money," said CAF President Patrice Motsepe, quoted in a note from the organization to which the VerAngola had access.
The official also considered that the "success of the club's football is based on commercial viability. The African Super League for us is the most important intervention for the development and advancement of football in Africa".
According to the president of CAF, the winner of this new competition will receive a monetary prize of 11.5 million dollars, and each member linked to the competition will receive one million dollars annually, from the competition funds, as well as 50 million will be granted to projects for women's and youth football development, writes Angop.
In addition to Petro de Luanda, according to Angop, among the clubs involved in the competition are the Egyptians Al Ahly, Zamalek, Pyramid, Al Masry as well as the clubs Wydad AC, Raja Casablanca and RS Berkane from Morocco.
Also participating are Esperance and Etoil du Suhel from Tunisia, South Africans Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, those from Algeria JS Kabyile, Belouzidad, ES Setif and TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Horoya AC (Guinea-Conakry), SC Enyimba (Nigeria), Simba (Tanzania), Ashanti Kotoko (Ghana), Al Hilal (Sudan), Asec Mimosas (Côte d'Ivoire) and Coton Sport (Cameroon) are also involved in the competition, writes Angop.
In addition to the finances for the African Superliga, the official took the opportunity to reveal that the prizes of the Champions Clubs' League and the CAF Cup will increase.
The league will go from 12.5 million dollars to 17.6 million dollars while the cup will go from 6.375 million dollars to 9.9 million dollars.
According to Angop, the superleague was unanimously authorized at an ordinary general meeting, which took place in Tanzania and was attended by the president of the Angolan Football Federation, Artur de Almeida, as well as the chairman of Petro de Luanda, Tomás Faria, and the vice president for football at 1.º de Agosto, Paulo Maguejo.