Unveiling Africa's Football Giants: CAF Releases Top Team Rankings (2023/2024)

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The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) most recent club rankings show some of the best football leagues in Africa. These rankings give an interesting perspective on African football for the past five years through CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup competitions.


Dominant Forces: North Africa Reigns Supreme

Atop is Al Ahly, Egypt having 11 titles to its name in the CAF Champions League. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) and Espérance de Tunis (Tunisia) follow very closely which shows how well built up is regional football.


CAF Club Rankings (as of April 29, 2024):

  1. Al Ahly SC (Egypt): 1,630.16 points (+83.00)
  2. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco): 995.31 points
  3. Espérance de Tunis (Tunisia): 897.69 points (+83.00)
  4. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa): 890.38 points (+29.00)
  5. Zamalek SC (Egypt): 791.13 points (+42.00)
  6. Raja Casablanca (Morocco): 656.29 points
  7. Pyramids FC (Egypt): 621.42 points
  8. CR Belouizdad (Algeria): 619.86 points
  9. RS Berkane (Morocco): 564.23 points (+54.00)
  10. Simba SC (Tanzania): 536.92 points
  11. Petroleos de Luanda (Angola): 528.60 points
  12. TP Mazembe (DR Congo): 521.28 points (+41.00)
  13. Young Africans SC (Tanzania): 477.31 points (+4.00)
  14. Al Hilal Club (Sudan): 473.81 points
  15. AS FAR Rabat (Morocco): 413.92 points
  16. Etoile Sportive du Sahel (Tunisia): 413.06 points
  17. Orlando Pirates FC (South Africa): 393.08 points
  18. ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast): 380.80 points (+4.00)
  19. USM Alger (Algeria): 376.70 points (+21.00)
  20. JS Kabylie (Algeria): 361.07 points


South Africa’s Rise: A Force to Be Reckoned With

Mamelodi Sundowns’ impressive fourth finish shows South Africa is gradually making its presence felt on the continent. In addition, Orlando Pirates stand at 17th place emphasizes their consistency over recent times. This upsurge suggests a potential shift in power dynamics within African football.


Beyond the Top Tiers: Notable Performances

The rankings also celebrate the rise of East and Central African clubs. Tanzania’s Simba SC and Young Africans SC, alongside Angola’s Petroleos de Luanda and DR Congo’s TP Mazembe, showcase the continent’s expanding pool of talent.


Looking Ahead: A Dynamic Footballing Landscape

The season for 2024 promises to be even more thrilling. The rankings only offer current powerhouses but also hints at other rising clubs that may compete with these incumbents. As events unfold in this season so does the race for continental glory intensify thus changing African soccer map completely.


Conclusion: Celebrating African Football Excellence

The vitality and expertise inherent in African soccer can be seen from such ratings of CAF clubs. From greats like Al Ahly to newcomers like RS Berkane (No10), these outfits appeal worldwide across all borders when it comes to talent and emotions they display. As African football continues to evolve, the upcoming seasons promise even more captivating stories and unexpected triumphs.