Although Football is the most popular sport across Africa. Not many African Football fans keep tabs on the local leagues.However, there are many Football clubs across the continent that have grown over the years and attained the status of being called rich.So, the richest football Leagues in Africa are:
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.
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.
3. ABSA Premiership- £130.91 Million
There is no doubt South African pinnacle soccer League ABSA Premiership is the most well-known in the continent. This is because it frequently televised remain on SuperSport.
For many Africans, this is the most prepared and professional division in the continent. All golf tools play in brilliant stadiums left in the returned of by means of World Cup 2010.However, when it comes to value, ABSA Premiership takes the 1/3 spot on the listing with a valuation of £130.91 million.
The most well-known golf equipment in the League are Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Others embody CAF Champions Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Free State Stars among others. The League has sixteen clubs, 535 players, 20% of them foreigners.
4. Ligue Professionnelle 1 (Algeria) – £82.31 Million
Next on the list is The Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1, which used to be known as the Championnat National 1.
It is the country’s professional men’s football league and serves as the top division of the Algerian football league system. It is interesting to note that it is not just one of the best in the Northern American region, but in the whole of Africa.The Algerian league is also contested by 16 clubs, and it can boast of having some of the best clubs in Africa. The league picked its current name from 2014 after Algerian telecommunications company Mobilis decided to be its sponsor (pumping more money into the league). It is not quite surprising seeing the Algerian local league being among the leading leagues since the country itself can boast of having one of the best national teams in the continent
5. Ligue I Pro- £81.32 Million
Tunisia is one of the leading countries in Africa as a whole, despite sitting in a quiet place in the Northern part of the continent. When it comes to football, Tunisia is actually influential.
They have a superb national team that is a tough bone to crack, and they also have a football league that is referred to as the best in the continent.
Here is an exciting league that keeps pulling the attention from various angles. Of course, there might not be a huge presence of sponsorship like some other leagues right now, however, Tunisia as a country that is progressive as far as infrastructure is concerned has an advantage that is being capitalized on by the football administrative.