Africa's 10 highest-ranked clubs, Super League contenders?

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5. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
5. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
8. CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
8. CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
7. Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
7. Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
6. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
6. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
4. Zamalek (Egypt)
2. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
2. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
1. Al Ahly (Egypt)
3. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
3. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
9. AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
9. AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
10. Pyramids (Egypt)
10. Pyramids (Egypt)

With the CAF Super League officially being launched this week, there is a lot of anticipation as to who will be in the inaugural tournament. Here are 10 of the best-ranked clubs in Africa today, many of whom could feature in the competition next year!

CAF president Patrice Motsepe confirmed on Wednesday that the new competition is being finalised and will feature the 24 highest-ranked sides from 16 countries in Africa.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-ranked clubs in Africa today, per FootballDatabase!

With that being said, we took a look at FootballDatabase's latest ranking for the best teams on the continent to see which clubs could be expected to feature in the showpiece.

Algerian side CR Belouizdad surprised many when they progressed from 2021/22 CAF Champions League group stage to take their place in the knockout stages, where they were defeated by eventual winners Wydad Casablanca. As such, they are now among the 10 highest-ranked teams in Africa.

Mamelodi Sundowns also feature high up after they reached the 2021/22 CAFCL quarter-finals before being knocked out by Atletico Petroleos de Luanda.

This was the second successive season that Masandawana made the quarters, with Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly also narrowly defeating them at the same stage in the previous campaign.

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Egyptian champions Zamalek also have their spot in the ranking despite their dismal CAFCL campaign last season, which saw them fail to progress from Group D after collecting only four points from six matches.

Two other Egyptian teams are also in the top 10, which also features clubs from Morocco and DR Congo – you can see them all in the gallery up top!