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 TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup 2023, taking place on 15 September.
The TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup Final 2023 will be contested by current TotalEnergies CAF Champions League champions, Al Ahly SC, and Algeria's Union Sportive de la Médina d'Alger (“USMA”), the champions of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup. 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 behalf of CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, I would like to thank the Saudi Arabia Football family for their cooperation and we look forward to what will be an exciting TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup.”
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. On behalf of SAFF President, Yasser Al Misehal, we thank CAF for this opportunity and we look forward to a remarkable match for everyone involved.”
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.
Ticketing information and kick-off times will be announced in due course by both CAF and SAFF.
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About the Confederation of African Football (CAF):
CAF is the Organization governing Football in Africa with 54 Member Associations.
CAF Organises the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations – the biggest event on African soil watched by over 500 million people globally.
About the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF):
Established in 1956, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) is a member of FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the governing body for football in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responsible for overseeing grassroots development and all aspects of the amateur and professional game.
The SAFF is in charge of elevating Saudi football to new heights, offering new opportunities across the ecosystem and inspiring the nation to participate and become an influential force for good within world football. SAFF currently administers 17 competitions for a total of 600+ teams across various age groups, most notably the annual King’s Cup and Saudi Super Cup.
The SAFF manages nine national teams ranging from the U-15 age group all the way to the first team, all of which compete in 23 regional and international competitions. As part of its significant investment in women’s football, it recently established the first women’s national team and league. It is responsible for the development and upskilling of over 3,000 national coaches and 1,700 referees across the Kingdom.