A meeting discussing the future of the African Super League is currently under way on the sidelines of the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino alongside CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe are holding a meeting with the continents Football Association Presidents and their respective clubs in what would be an historic event.
On Friday, Dr Patrice Motsepe revealed that talks were at an advance stage for the establishment of an African Super League, which is expected to kick-off in September next year.
SABC News can confirm that representatives from Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are amongst the 40 clubs at the meeting, which includes the likes of Egyptian Giants Al Ahly, Enyimba Football Club of Nigeria, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco to name a few.
Conspicuous in their absence are Soweto Giants Orlando Pirates, who won the 1996 CAF Champions League.
This tournament is expected to be a huge financial return for CAF, and it is expected to exceed the barrier of 200 million dollars, which will be used to develop and improve stadiums, infrastructure and the promotion of football in Africa.
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Meanwhile, One of world football’s most exciting attacking duos will face-off against each other in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final as Mohamed Salah leads Egypt against a Senegal side spearheaded by Sadio Mane.
The Liverpool pair, a combined force at club level, will be taking on talismanic roles at opposite ends for their respective countries as Egypt seek to extend their record number of Cup of Nations triumphs to eight while Senegal look to win it for the first time.
The match is being played at Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium, where eight people were killed in a stadium crush last week and that tragedy has overshadowed the tournament in Cameroon.– additional reporting by Reuters