Thursday May 19, 2022. 11:03
Togbe Afede XIV, the board chairman of Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak, has explained that the club is keen to be part of a proposed African Super League.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF), under the leadership of president Patrice Motsepe, is looking into the formation of a Super League, which will bring together the biggest clubs on the continent for an annual competition.
Motsepe has already met with over 30 presidents of various clubs in Africa to discuss the Super League proposal, revealing that the competition will be organised in partnership with FIFA.
Hearts of Oak and their arch rivals Asante Kotoko are the only Ghanaian clubs to have ever won the CAF Champions League (formerly known as the African Cup of Champions Clubs) and are best placed to be their country’s representatives.
“We identified the need to build up infrastructure, to help us achieve our objectives,” Afede XIV is quoted on Football Ghana.
“It is also one of the minimum requirements to enter the African Super League, Our academy is very important, and our stadium is very important.”
The Phobians recently commissioned an ultramodern commercial centre as part of efforts to improve the club’s infrastructure.
The Ghana Premier League champions also plan to construct a 15,000-capacity stadium to host their home matches, and are considering establishing a women’s football team next season, in a bid to meet the criteria for joining the Super League.