Did you know that Mamelodi Sundowns are one of the most expensive teams to compete in the CAF Champions League? The Sundowns managed to qualify for the fifth season during the group stage of the competition. After a 16-1 overall victory against Cote d’Or.
After some analysis, it is clear that the 10 most famous African clubs are on the list of the most expensive teams. These are all teams that have placed in 16 stages of the competition in the last decade. The arrival of Sammy Seabi, Tokelo Ranite, Mauricio Affonso increased the value of the Sundowns team by R25 million. Thanks to that, they found themselves in front of clubs such as Esperance, Wydad Casablanca as well as Etoile du Sahel.
For several years now, the CAF Champions League has been dominated by teams from the north of Africa. Many wonder what the reason for their dominance. Experts believe that the reason is the mismatch between the quality of the department and the budget. The Sundowns don’t have that problem, all thanks to coach Pitso Mosimane.
The Wydad Casablanca club set a club record in 2017, generating a budget of R172 million. Esperance released a budget of $ 8.5 million during 2015/2016. Zamalek and Al Ahly boast about the even bigger profits you have earned over the long run. The Mamelodi Sundowns are one of the most expensive teams from South Africa. With the help of Mosimana’s coaches, they maintained a high level of play, thus securing the status quo when it comes to high earnings and valuing the entire team.
CAF Champions League Winners
The Caf League is an annual club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football. The best teams from Africa are invited to compete. For all who do not know, this is the league with the best football clubs. Many have drawn a parallel between that competition and the UEFA Champions League.
Each winner qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup. It is a tournament where champions from six continental confederations compete. CAF competition has existed since 1964. Before 1997, the tournament was known as the African Cup of Champions League. The first team to win this competition was from Cameroon, Oryx Douala.
There are many countries on the list of winners of this competition, and in addition to Egypt, Tbis as one of the most successful clubs in South Africa have taken their place. They are Mamelodi Sundown, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates. It will be interesting to see on Soccer 10 who will be the next winner.