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AFC to launch Women’s Champions League for 2024/25 season

Tournament to replace pilot Women's Club Championship from 2024 onwards.

15 August 2023 Josh Sim
The AFC plan to launch a Women's Champions League for 2024/25

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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced it will launch the AFC Women’s Champions League club competition for the 2024/25 season.


  • 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.”

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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.

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