Football is one of the most loved sport games in the world. The game is accepted and played far and wide, even in the most remote places on the globe. The hype around football is so much that people pay huge amounts of money just to behold the game being played at the highest level. And quite rightly so! The love for the game however has made football one of the mot revenue generating sports in the world. It is a rich game and as such produces the richest players and clubs. Looking at the fact that the English Premier League alone generates over £2 billion per season in TV rights tells you how much money is flowing around in the football world. And our beloved continent is not left out.
African football has made its name in the world as the home of some exciting talents. And of course we have some rich leagues too. To buttress this fact, here are the 5 richest African football leagues.
- Egyptian Premier League
— Al Ahly EN (@AlAhlyEnglish) February 17, 2019
Home to some top football clubs in the continent like Al Ahly, Ismaily and Zamalek, the Egyptian Premier League is the richest in Africa. With evidence being in the fact that these clubs have ruled the continental club football competitions, this North African league is said to be worth about £143.87 million.
- Botola Pro League
— Raja Club Athletic (@RCAOfficiel1949) March 13, 2019
The Botola Pro is native to one of Africa’s most sophisticated countries, Morocco. With clubs like Raja Casablanca and FUS Rabat and having produced top players like Mehdi Benatia and Achraf Hakimi, this league is a force to reckon with in Africa. It has an estimate value of £134.28 million.
- ABSA Premiership
— Goalpics (@Goalpics1) March 16, 2019
No doubt the most popular league in the continent – no thanks to Super Sport channels, the ABSA Premiership is an African top league. It boasts of clubs like Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United and has an estimated value of over £130 million.
- Ligue Professionelle 1
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The Ligue Professionelle 1 is the highest club football division in Algeria. It is made up of 16 clubs and has produced top stars like Yacine Brahimi and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez. This premium North African league has a value of about £82.31 million.
- Ligue 1 Pro
The Tunisian Football Federation have approved that players from other North African countries will no longer be considered as foreigners in the Tunisian Ligue 1. pic.twitter.com/O4u5CnIApj
— N U H U ®️ (@NuhuAdams_) September 17, 2018
And yet another North African based football league makes this list. This time, it’s Tunisia’s premier football league, the Ligue 1 Pro. About 14 clubs compete in this league and it’s estimated value is within the range of £81 million.
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