Absa Prem outside Africa's top-five

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The Absa Premiership may be amongst the most lucrative leagues in Africa, but it falls outside the top-five, according to the latest rankings from the Confederation of Football (CAF).

The Premier Soccer League suffered a major blow on Thursday when it was confirmed that the league's main sponsor Absa will not be renewing their relationship after a 13-year association.

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While the marketability of the South African top-flight will likely attract a new sponsor before the start of the 2020/21 campaign, it's been the performances of the biggest club's that's affected their overall ranking on the continent.

Based on the CAF five-year ranking system, leagues acquire points for their club's performances in the Champions League and Confederation Cup.

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And with Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United the only notable club's who've made in-roads in the respective competitions over the past five years.

With an overall tally of 68.5 points, the South African top-flight is ranked in sixth place, which has a notable effect when seeding into the knock-out stages of the elite club competitions.

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