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CAF Football News 2

At its executive committee meeting in Johannesburg on 11 September, CAF announced the creation of a new competition exclusively for players who participate in their home country’s domestic league. The new competition will start in 2008. “Within this context and with the purpose of achieving the set goals, we strive to give local African players the possibility to showcase their talents and abilities, but also to take national championships in Africa to a higher level and to boost their importance. We have decided to create a new competition that will showcase the best national teams of Africa, exclusively featuring players who are active in their national championship,” said CAF President Issa Hayatou. Expatriate players, regardless of where they play, even in Africa, will not be allowed to take part in this new tournament called the African Championship of Nations.