Adam Mouktar Mohammed explains why African Super League is a noble idea

Nigerian football stakeholder Adam Mouktar Mohammed has hailed the Confederation of Africa Football’s move to inaugurate the African Super League as he believes it will impact the continent massively.

On Monday, Caf president Patrice Motsepe had confirmed that his administration is considering the possible launch of the competition proposed by Fifa president Gianni Infantino in 2020.

According to reports, the competition is expected to feature 20-24 elite clubs and aimed to generate up to $3bn in revenue for the continent.

Following Motsepe’s statement, the proposed concept has continued to generate several conversations and criticisms across board from football stakeholders on the continent.

Despite the complains heightened by the crash of the European Super League plan, the FCT FA boss holds a positive view about the initiative, as he trusts the idea will hugely help get football business on the right track in Africa.

“Why not? I think it’s a noble idea,” Mohammed told Goal.

“That of the Europeans was not a bad idea either but I think the circumstances were quite different.

“Uefa was already a power bloc and it would destabilise maybe their marketing, commercial rights and structure of the Champions League. That led to its rejection at that point.

“Looking at this from a football perspective, I think it would be a new rejigged approach to the Caf Champions League that exists.

“It would give it some life, probably there would be more money involved while marketing and sponsorship would be better.”

Besides achieving an improved football brand on the continent, the Nigeria Teqball Federation vice president and FCT Beach Soccer Association chieftain expressed surety in the huge possible economic gains for club football on the continent.

“It would definitely be attractive because I am sure they would design it in such a way that sponsors would be carried along properly, and demands would be met for TV rights,” he continued.

“There would be 20 permanent representatives and there would be revolving opportunities for other clubs to come in.

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“So, you would see most clubs striving to go tops and become top brands in their countries so that they can participate in the Super League.

“In all, it is a very interesting concept and I’m sure it has been well-thought-out.

“I love this idea because it is very innovative and it will rejig football in Africa.”

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