The football drama continued on Wednesday night across Europe. In Italy, Juventus and AS Roma were smashed like potatoes by Atalanta and Fiorentina. The two lost 3-0 and 7-1 respectively to say goodbye to Coppa Italia. In Premier League, Chelsea was destroyed 4-0 by Bournemouth, Liverpool settled for a draw against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspurs won 2-1 against a hardworking Watford. 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
Riyad Mahrez was the hero.
Algeria have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 18, 2018
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
Our focus now is Absa Premiership 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/lhOlkN0YfE
— Bernard KaboYellow👆💛The Sky is The Limit 🇿🇦 (@BKaboyellow) January 29, 2019
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.