In light of growing concerns and evolving nature of COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the suspension of football activities across the African continent, CAF has resolved to accelerate the payment of final tranche of financial rewards to participating clubs in CAF Interclub competitions for the 2019/20 season.
The distribution, which has since commenced, is to reduce the financial burden on the 32 clubs that reached the group stages of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, during these trying times.
Clubs will receive their dues based on the established prize monies for each competition till the quarterfinal stage, when the two competitions were suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.
The minimum guaranteed for clubs participating in the Total CAF Champions League is USD 550,000 and USD 275,000 for the CAF Confederation Cup.
“The world of football and for that matter African football is going through unprecedented difficulties. The current situation has had a telling effect on African football stakeholders, and CAF is being responsive to the needs of our Clubs, one of our key stakeholders, by facilitating the payment of their prize monies well ahead of time,” said CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
Usually, clubs received their financial entitlements for the Interclub competitions at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities including the Wealth Health Organization (WHO) on the impact of the virus on the continent, and will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time.