Nigeria’s most successful club, Enyimba FC of Aba, will pocket $4 million, if they win the inaugural African Football League (AFL), the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has announced.

The maiden AFL competition will feature the highest-ranked and most successful football Clubs on the African Continent. The AFL will kick off on October 20 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and will feature Simba SC (Tanzania) and Al Ahly SC (Egypt).

Other popular and top-ranked football Clubs participating in the inaugural competition are: Wydad AC (Morocco), Mamelodi Sundowns FC (South Africa), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia) and Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (Angola).

According to CAF, the winner will pocket $4,000,000, while the runner-up will get $3,000,000. Each of the semi-finalists will grab $1,700,000, just as each of the quarter-finalists will go home with $1,000,000.

According to CAF, the prize money is appealing and competitive as the winning club will only play six matches to win the prize. The AFL is a CAF competition established in partnership with FIFA. One of the main objectives for forming the AFL, according CAF, is to ensure that the quality of African Club football is globally competitive and that African football clubs are commercially viable. The AFL will also contribute to the development and growth of youth football talent on the African continent.

CAF’s intention, is that all the 54 CAF member associations, including the countries that may not have football Clubs in the AFL should benefit and receive financial contributions from the commercial viability and success of the AFL.

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