CAF introduces Club Super Cup, excludes suspended Kenya
The hard line stance by the Kenyan government to cede to Fifa’s demands for the world body to lift the indefinite suspension continues to haunt the country and especially with CAF increased funding to its affiliates.
An African Super League featuring the continent’s leading clubs and with Sh 11.8 billion ($100 million) in prize money will start in 2023, CAF announced at the weekend. The competition excludes Kenya who have been banished by Fifa over interference of the sport by the sports ministry which is a breach of Fifa statutes.
No details were revealed regarding the number of participants in the planned tournament, which is set to run alongside the continent’s flagship Champions League.
Ordinarily, Tusker who clinched the 2021/22 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League at the expense of Kakamega Homeboyz would have been Kenya’s emissaries but this cannot happen due to the embargo imposed on the country by Fifa.
Among the demands Fifa President Gianno Infantino tabled to the Kenyan government if it is to lift the suspension is the reinstatement of FKF under its President Nick Mwendwa and which Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed dissolved last year.