CAF 5-Years Ranking: Zambia makes top ten
LIVINGSTONE–According to the latest Aftica’s inter club championship rankings, exclusively revealed to zambianfootball.co.zm by the Confederation of African football (CAF) media division, courtesy of it’s director Junior Binyam, the FAZ/MTN Super league has made strides to the ninth position.
The CAF-5 years ranking is a criteria that the African football governing body has been utilizing since 2004, to determine the number of clubs each affiliated national league association is eligible to enter in both Champions league and Confederation Cup for a particular term.
Usually, the 12 best ranked national league associations in Africa were privileged to field more than 2 clubs in both CAF Champions league and Confederation Cup. However, there is a hint that, henceforth some countries such as Egypt and South Africa will enter 8 clubs overall.
SAFA President Danny Jordan, who is a member of the CAF Executive Committee is assured that Egypt and South Africa have been allocated with 4 Champions league slots.
“As you can see for both Egypt and South Africa they [Caf] have allocated four places in the Champions League and that is on the basis that these teams are strong, thriving and truly professional teams,” he said.
In the latest CAF 5-years ranking, Egypt sit astride to the rest of Africa, followed by Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo on third position, Algeria fourth and South Africa completing the top 5.
Zambia occupies position number 9, above the leagues in Mali, Congo Brazzaville and Nigeria.
With the emerging news of a CAF Champions league carbon copy from UEFA Champions league awarding of slots, it remains to be discovered the precisely number of clubs from the Zambian league, that will be eligible to be fielded.
However, for a certainty, for the first time in history of the African clubs tournament, Zambia are assured of more than 2 slots, in both the top and second tier.
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