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R1.4 Billion: Downs, Bucs, Chiefs Amongst Mzansi Clubs Dominating Africa’s Top 20

According to a recent report, the DStv Premiership is Africa’s most financially dominant league, with six clubs making up the most valuable teams in the continent’s top 20.

While the Premier Soccer League is still some way off Egypt when it comes to financial muscle, the league has managed to hold its own when it comes to the rest of Africa.

According to a recent report conducted by German website, South Africa had the most entries in the top 20 most valuable clubs in Africa with a total of six clubs on the list.

These clubs boast a combined market value of €82.12M (±R1.4 billion).

The big three in Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs all rank high up on the list, while there have been a few surprise entries as far as Mzansi is concerned, with AmaZulu and Cape Town City also making the cut.

Algeria ranked as the country with the second-most teams on the list. The North Africans with five clubs for a combined valuation of €49.66M (±R854.89 million).

Although Egypt only had 3 clubs on the list in Al Ahly, Zamalek and Pyramids, they still ranked the second highest amongst the countries with a combined value of €70.73M (±R1.2 billion).

The reason for the beautiful game becoming much more lucrative in terms of its finances has been explained by Rex Pascual, who is the Sports Editor at

“African football has long been plagued with having to compete with talent drain as their top stars often end up playing for more elite clubs in Europe. However, efforts by the Confederation of African Football to boost the club leagues of Africa seems to be paying off as the game has slowly become more lucrative, in a region teeming with potential,” he said in a press release.

Click through the gallery to view the six most valuable South African clubs on the continent

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