Enyimba FC of Aba will take part in the maiden edition of CAF Super League Scheduled to kick start in August this year.
The People’s Elephant got the nod to participate at the competition because of its history in African Football having won the CAF Champions League twice in 2003 and 2004 season and also been the best Nigeria side in African competitions in the last decade.
According to reports, CAF inspectors are already in Nigeria to review the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo after the NPFL giant chose the stadium over Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
The Africa Super League will be an annual continental club football competition run by the CAF that is set to kickoff in August 2023.
It was announced on 28 November 2019 by Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA. It was launched on 10 August 2022 in Tanzania, and will include twenty-four elite African clubs with a promotion/relegation system.
The competition will have 24 teams divided into three regionalized groups (North, Central/West, South/East), for eight teams per group, and there will be a maximum of three teams per country.
The teams will be from 16 countries, representing approximately 1 billion people.
The competition will have 197 matches (with a maximum of 21 matches played by the finalists) and promotion/relegation play-offs.
The final will be played in a single match, with the final designed to become “the Super Bowl of Africa”.
All participating clubs get $2.5M, while the winner will smile home with $11M.
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