Saudi Arabia To Host CAF Super Cup On September 15

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, and the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, SAFF, have announced Saudi Arabia to be this year’s host of the CAF Super Cup 2023, taking place on September 15.

The CAF Super Cup Final 2023 will be contested by CAF Champions League holder’s, Al Ahly SC, and Algeria’s Union Sportive de la Médina d’Alger (“USMA”), the champions of the CAF Confederation Cup.

According to a publication on it’s website, the match is set to be played in the city of Taif at the iconic King Fahd Stadium.

CAF General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba, said: “We are excited to take the TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup to a new territory in Saudi Arabia, a country that has been making significant strides in global football”.

“African football ranks amongst the best in the world right now, and it’s fitting that, in an era where many international stars are heading to Saudi Arabia, African Football is also a part of this movement”.

On his part, Ibrahim Alkassim, SAFF General Secretary said: “Our collaboration with CAF to host this event exemplifies our commitment to partnering with CAF in event hosting and match organization in line with our existing partnership. This event marks yet another milestone in our ongoing collaboration”.

Earlier this year, CAF and SAFF signed a landmark five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at hosting competitions and nurturing growth opportunities for both African and Saudi football.   

The MOU encompasses initiatives focusing on technical and football development at both club and national team levels, grassroots football, women’s football, talent identification, competitions, friendly matches, and commercial prospects.

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