The Usuthu boss questions the criteria that will be used to select clubs that will participate in the continental tournament
AmaZulu FC president Sandile Zungu has opened up about the club’s ambitions to play in the country African Super League.
This comes after the continental tournament was approved after an executive board meeting of Caf in Morocco earlier this month.
The president of the cafe, Patrice Motsepe, said that the benefits of the African Super League will be shared and that it will extend to every one of the 54 countries on the continent.
The proposed European Super League failed due to negative reaction from Uefa, fans, clubs and media, while the refusal of the African version offered little resistance.
“I do not want to comment further on that if you remember that there were problems and challenges in Europe over Super League,” Zungu told the media.
“There is no resistance in talks.”
Zungu, who bought AmaZulu FC from Patrick Sokhela in October 2020, questions the criteria that will be used to select clubs that will participate in the Super League of Africa.
“The biggest challenge will be when it is formed, which teams will participate and those that will not participate? What criteria will be used? We do not know,” he said.
It remains to be seen whether Caf will use his five-year rankings to select clubs that will participate in the African Super League.
Caf’s five-year ranking is based on the teams’ achievements in Caf competitions over the past five years.
Zungu, a businessman in Durban, has announced that he will invest in his club to have a good chance of being included in the proposed tournament.
“But what we can say is we will fight for AmaZulu FC to be counted and counted among the top teams on the continent,” he added.
“We will work hard to get Usuthu invested in whatever happens, that’s all I can say for now.”
AmaZulu will make their debut in the Caf Champions League next season after finishing second in the PSL during the recent 2020/21 campaign.
The tournament is scheduled to begin in September 2021 with the preliminary round.