League Ranking: CAF reveals NPFL’s position in Africa
Africa’s football governing body has released its annual rankings ahead of football league resumption on the continent.
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been ranked the eighth-best on the African continent by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
As revealed by CAF, the ranking is premised on a point system based on how clubs from respective countries on the continent have performed in both the Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup.
The last five years was the period used for the ranking – and during this period, the North African leagues unsurprisingly rank top.
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The Moroccan, Egyptian, and Tunisian league, rank first, second, and third respectively.
The Congolese league is fourth, ahead of another North African league – the Algerian league (fifth), while the South African and Zambian league sixth and seventh respectively are above the Nigerian league – ranked eight.
In the period under review, 2003 and 2004 CAF Champions League winners Enyimba remains Nigeria’s best performer on the continent, as the Aba Elephants have twice reached the group stage of the Confederations Cup.
The ranking in full:
1. Morocco – 180 points
2. Egypt – 147 points
3. Tunisia – 140 points
4. DR Congo – 83 points
5. Algeria – 81 points
6. South Africa – 68.5 points
7. Zambia – 43 points
8. Nigeria – 39 points
9. Guinea – 38 points
10. Angola – 36 points
11. Sudan – 29.5 points
12. Libya – 16.5 points
According to CAF, the top 12 countries in the ranking are eligible to engage two teams each in the two club competitions for the concerned season. The ranking is as follows;
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