- New tournament will initially be invitational and the AFC has not confirmed the total number of teams
- AFC confirms all member associations would receive an invitation to participate
- Financial distribution model is to be announced later on
- AFC also revamping the structure of its men’s club competitions into three tiers from September 2024, with the winner of the elite tier to earn US$12 million. The total prize pool for this season is US$4 million
Since 2021, the AFC has organised the AFC Women’s Club Championship, which served as a pilot tournament for the eventual introduction of the Champions League.
“The AFC Women’s Champions League is a major step aligned with our strategy to provide a platform to showcase the talent of women players on a continental stage,” said Shaikh Salman, AFC president.
“We are confident that the competition will empower women in Asian football, contributing to gender equality and breaking down societal barriers, to make a positive impact on the growth of the women’s game.”
Clubs will await further updates from the AFC, such as how many teams will compete, the start date and the size of the prize pot for the Women’s Champions League.