Today, we want to look at the five richest leagues in Africa right now.
5. Ligue I Pro- £81.32 Million
Tunisia top football League is called Ligue I Pro. The most popular club in the country is called Esperance de Tunis. The club lifted CAF Champions League in 2018. The league has 14 clubs and 423 players. It is the fifth richest division on the continent with a valuation of £81.32 million.
4. Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Algeria) – £82.31 Million
Algeria best football League is called Ligue Professionnelle 1. It comprises of 16 clubs, 436 players of which 7.8% are foreigners. The division has produced stars like Yacine Brahimi and Riyad Mahrez. It is currently valued at £82.31 million.
3. ABSA Premiership- £130.91 Million
There is no doubt South African top football League ABSA Premiership is the most popular in the continent. This is because it usually televised live on SuperSport. For many Africans, this is the most organized and professional division in the continent. All clubs play in nice stadiums left behind by World Cup 2010.
However, when it comes to value, ABSA Premiership takes the third spot on the list with a valuation of £130.91 million. The most popular clubs in the League are Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Others include CAF Champions Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Free State Stars among others. The League has 16 clubs, 535 players, 20% of them foreigners.
2. Botola Pro (Morocco) – £134.28 Million
Morocco top football League is called Botola Pro. The North African country is a powerhouse of African soccer. The League has a total of 16 clubs and 461 players. The likes of Mehdi Benatia and Achraf Hakimi can trace their roots in the division which is currently valued at £134.28 million. The most popular club in the country is no doubt Raja & WAC Casablanca and FUS Rabat among others.
1. Egypt Premier League- £143.87 Million
Egyptian Premier League is by far the richest football League in Africa at the moment. Top clubs from the North African nation has continued to dominate CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup. They include Al Ahly, Zamalek, and Ismaily among others. The division is currently valued at £143.87 million. The League has 18 clubs.