Africa Super League reduced to eight teams

Africa Super League reduced to eight teams

Eight clubs have reportedly confirmed their participation in a newly-formed Africa Super League that is set to begin in August.

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) Petro de Luanda (Angola), Mazembe (DR Congo), Al Ahly (Egypt), Horoya (Guinea), Wydad Atheltic Club (Morocco), Simba SC (Tanzania) and Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia) are all included while the likes of Raja Athletic Club (Morocco), Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs (both South Africa) will not take part.

The original format of the competition was supposed to incorporate 24 teams from 16 countries but been cut down to eight teams.

A reported $1million is on offer for just taking part with teams set to play home and away fixtures during the 2023/24 season.

The winner of the new tournament could also earn a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup.