The Inaugural African Football League will feature 8 of Africa’s most famous
Nine-time Nigeria Premier Football League has been listed with seven others big clubs in Africa for the maiden edition of the African Football League (AFL).
The AFL is designed to showcase the best of African club football and provide football fans in Africa and around the world, the opportunity to see and enjoy the very best of the beautiful game on the African Continent with the Africa’s highest ranked football clubs selected to partcipate.
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In what can only be described as a watershed moment for African club football, the inaugural AFL sets the stage for a vibrant future.
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Amara Kanu has fully embraced the Enyimba lifestyle after her husband and Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu took reigns at the club.
The League is a collaboration between CAF and FIFA.
The eight participating Clubs
Nigeria’s champion, Enyimba Football Club will be leading clubs from the Central-West Region with DRC’s Tout Puissant Mazembe.
Egyptian giants Al Ahly Football Club, Tunisia’s Espérance Sportive de Tunis and Wydad Athletic Club from Morocco are the football clubs from the North Region.
Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club from South Africa, Angola’s Atlético Petróleos de Luanda and Tanzania’s Simba Sports Club are the football clubs from the South-East Region.
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NPFL champions Enyimba was knocked out of the CAF Champions League on Sunday.
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NPFL players were celebrated at the League Bloggers Awards with Remo Stars the biggest winners of the day.
AFL League Format
The inaugural AFL fixtures are organized on a home-and-away basis. The quarter-finals will be knock-out and will be followed by the semi-finals and final, all of which will be played over two legs.
This historic Inaugural edition of the AFL will take place over four weeks, kicking off with the Opening Ceremony and the first match on October 20th in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.
The semi-finals will take place between October 29th and November 1st.
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It's the end of the for Nigerian clubs in the CAF Champions League after Enyimba and Remo Stars suffered heartbreaks to Ahly Benghazi and Medeama SC.
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The Football Club Owners Association of Nigeria, General Secretary, Godwin Enakhena confirmed that the League will start by September 9, 2023 according to the NPFL board.
The final matches which will determine the winner of the Inaugural AFL competition will take place on November 5 and 11 2023.