The CAF Champions League is the biggest club competition in the continent which determines the champion of African football as a whole. The competition has been running for a lot of years and teams from all African countries have participated over the years. The competition does not have strong leadership when it comes to attracting sponsorship. Teams use their own money to travel to their opponents in other African countries and the prize money for the competition is not good enough to cover all costs and for players’ bonuses.
The CAF Champions League prize money is currently 1 million US Dollars for the winners and 750 000 US Dollars for the losing finalists. In South African currency the prize money is approximately R15 million for the winners and R11, 25 million for the losing finalists.
If Sundowns win this competition they will pocket the total, if they lose in the finals, they will pocket the second package. Looking at this prize money, it is not enough comparing to other continental competitions of other continents.
The CAF Champions League prize money comes second to the ABSA Premiership which comes to 2 million US Dollars in total. This means that the South African ABSA Premiership is the richest club competition in Africa including continental competitions.