The newly-established African Football League is set to have its headquarters stationed in Kigali, Rwanda
Zephanie Niyonkuru, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, confirmed the development on August 1 and approved a strategic partnership with African Football League Limited.
Niyonkuru highlighted that extensive discussions and collaborative efforts are ongoing, with the team working diligently to finalize the intricate of this significant development.
The AFL is set to be launched in August this year.
“It is true that the African Football League will have headquarters in Kigali. More details will be communicated in due course, probably in the coming two weeks”, he said.
According to CAF head of professional football, Muhammad F. Sidat, there have been important changes in the plans for the African Football League.
It was to have 24 clubs divided into three geographical groups (North Africa, Central and West Africa and Southern and East Africa); the number has dropped as most of the teams could not make the grade or they opted out on their own.
So far the inaugural edition of the tournament which begins in October 2023 will have eight teams namely Petro de Luanda (Angola), TP Mazembe (Democratic Republic of Congo), Al Ahly ( Egypt), Horoya ( Guinea) Wydad Casablanca (Morocco), Simba Sports Club (Tanzania), Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia) and Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa).