CAF licences 108 clubs for TotalEnergies Champions League, Confederation Cup

CAF licences 108 clubs TotalEnergies Champions League, Confederation Cup

The CAF has published the list of teams that have been given a license for the season, with the 2022–2023 edition of the TotalEnergies Champions League and TotalEnergies Confederations Cup already underway.

This comes after the CAF successfully convened a Club Licensing Seminar in Cairo, Egypt, a fortnight ago, where Member Associations, Leagues, FIFA, and sister Confederations gathered to discuss the road map for the licensing system in Africa.

Club licensing in Africa has made significant strides over the past few years, which has improved club football across the continent.

Every year, CAF launches a licensing process with the help of Member Associations and Leagues with the goal of improving the club football product.

All clubs (Licence Applicants) wishing to take part in CAF Interclub competitions must go through the club licensing process with their respective Member Associations (Licensors) and be granted a license by the qualified decision-making bodies, according to the various CAF codes and competition regulations that govern the club licensing process for CAF club competitions.

Each club is evaluated by the CAF Member Association, the licensor, based on five factors: athletics, infrastructure, personnel and administration, law, and finances. The filing deadline for all license decisions and paperwork for the current cycle was 30 June 2022.

The TotalEnergies CAF Champions League 2022–23 edition was licensed to 58 clubs from 46 CAF member associations.

For the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup 2022-23 edition a total of 50 clubs were granted a license at the level of their respective Member Association and will take part in the competition.

Security Systems from Botswana decided to withdraw from the competition.

The first-leg of the matches of the 1st preliminary round will be played from September 9 to 11 with the return matches scheduled to be played a week later.

The aggregate winners will progress to the second round. The matches of the second round of the qualifiers will take place at the start of October.

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