Patrice Motsepe
CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe. (Photo by APO Group via Getty Images)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is discussing the idea of introducing an African Super League.

African football’s governing body is planning a continental competition that would replace the current CAF Champions League and help boost revenue for the body.

CAF president Patrice Motsepe issued a statement that outlines changes and reforms the new leadership is making to ensure African football is globally competitive and self-sustaining.

Despite the failure of the European Super League (ESL) earlier this year, the CAF believes they have a much more systematic and sensible way of launching the African version.

“ExCo [the CAF executive committee] may have to discuss and consider new CAF competitions which may generate additional funding or income for CAF, its member associations and bodies and also contribute to African football becoming globally competitive and self-sustaining,” Motsepe is quoted by Sport Business.

“In this regard, we are assessing and [are] in preliminary discussions to start an inclusive and broadly supported and beneficial CAF African Super League. We have been following the attempts by some top European clubs to form a Euro Super League and will learn from their experience and pitfalls.”

CAF is looking to boost income after recent auditing revealed that the organisation has been plagued by financial irregularities.