In June 2007 the South African Junior Team clinched the Fifa Mini Tournament in
ZurichSwitzerland. The Team coached by Solly Luvhengo and Dan Dance Malesela, overcame
Bolivia 3-2 on penalties.
South Africa had come from behind twice to equalise to close the game at 2-2, to force it into a penalty shootout.
“It was a proud moment for the South African team to receive gold medals and trophy from FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Kalusha Bwalya, who is the SA 2010 World Cup ambassador.The team was also congratulated by all South African delegates attending the FIFA Congress.
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Major boost for Football as theta and SAFA join forces
SOCCER administration is set for a major boost in the run-up to the FIFA 2010 World Cup with the launch of a three year partnership between the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority (THETA) and SAFA in
Johannesburg earlier today (14th June 2007).
The two organisations announced a joint training programme initiative that seeks to develop the administrative and technical skills of soccer officials throughout the country.Launched at SAFA House, SAFA signed a memorandum of understanding with the sector education and training authority that provides for mass-based training of officials in 52 regions throughout the country.
Participants will be identified by SAFA and will complete a six-modular course with the focus on governance, marketing and communications, strategic planning, finance, project management and creating winning cultures in soccer.
The project that will be co-managed by THETA, SAFA and SuperSport as their communications partner, is part of the broader National Skills Development Strategy of the country. It will provide a training intervention to increase the knowledge base in soccer and beneficiaries will undergo intensive theoretical and practical training.
It is expected that 520 administrators will do the course with the first intake due in October this year.