All is set for the draw of the inaugural African Football League (AFL) in Cairo tonight.
The tournament will kick off on October 20 in the Tanzanian capital of Dar-esalaam.
A total of eight teams will take part in this year’s tournament. They include-11 time African champions Al-Ahly, Tunisian giants Esperance, Wydad Casablanca from Morocco, T.P Mazembe from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Others are Simba Sports Club from Tanzania who are representing the East Africa region, Enyimba from Nigeria, Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa and Petro du Atletico from Angola.
The fixtures of the competition are structured on a home and away basis. The competition starts with knock-out quarter finals and will be followed by the semi-finals and the final; all of which are 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 20 October 2023 in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.
The semi-finals will take place between 29 October and 1 November.
The final matches which will determine the winner of the Inaugural AFL competition will take place on 5 and 11 November 2023.
The Inaugural AFL is a precursor to the fully-fledged AFL competition which will feature the 24 highest ranked football clubs on the African Continent and will commence during the 2024/2025 football season.
Fans of football around the world can keep up to date with the latest news and information on the most exciting club football competition in Africa via the AFL website, as well as social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and X (Twitter).
The AFL website will also offer live Over-The-Top (“OTT”) access to the draw and all AFL matches as well as supporting feature content to keep fans engaged throughout the entire competition from 3 September 2023 onwards.
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