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Two of Kaizer Chiefs’ big fan-favourites Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat. Image: Twitter

Chiefs, Sundowns to attend new African Super League briefing

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are set to be addressed on plans for the establishment of the new African Super League.

Kaizer Chiefs

Two of Kaizer Chiefs’ big fan-favourites Keagan Dolly and Khama Billiat. Image: Twitter

According to iDiski Times, Chiefs and Sundowns are amongst the 40 clubs that have been invited to the meeting that will involve an address from CAF President Patrice Motsepe and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

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Motsepe revealed that the ASL is in line to kick off in September 2023 and the suggestion is that the top 24 African football clubs will be part of this project. 

“A few years ago, I think this issue that Africa needs a huge league. And I mean, in the last few months I’ve been President, I’ve instilled a sense of extreme urgency around it,” he said.

“What excites me is that I’ve had private discussions, in fact, I’ve been approached by people who’ve never sponsored football, we want to be part of this because, it’s commercially viable.

“You know, because there’s ethics in CAF now, there’s governance, there’s transparency, there’s accountability,” Motsepe added when discussing possible new sponsors of the ASL. 

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Chiefs and Sundowns are among the most well-known clubs on the continent

iDiski Times understands that the proposed new African Super League could be a money spinner for the clubs, players and CAF, although it is not yet clear exactly how the tournament is going to operate.

“In the meeting that we had this morning, I said, I don’t want anybody to tell me that this league cannot be launched soon. Soon. And I’ll tell you, if it was up to me. I would want this league to start in September this year,” Motsepe said.

“So realistically, because there’s so much work that needs to be done you need to look at the league’s, you need to look at the current leagues, you need to look at the number of clubs that will participate. And some of the the media broadcasting TV companies are talking to us because they have to be part of this process as well.”

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