The kick-off of the new eight-team African Football League was confirmed for 20 October by Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who made the announcement at the Confederation of Africa Football’s (Caf) General Assembly in Abidjan on Thursday.

The competition has been drastically scaled down from the original proposal of 24 teams.

“It will have eight great teams, which will be followed in the future with a bigger version,”

“We have to invest in African club football as well as national team football.

“It is our responsibility, duty and task, and with the work and contribution of all of us as a team, we will succeed.”

Infantino told delegates.

Not much more is known of the competition a little over three months before it is set to kick off, with Caf yet to formally confirm the participating teams.

Source: Reuters

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