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Bafana walk away with the bronze medal at AFCON

11 February 2024 - Bafana Bafana walked away with the bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d'Ivoire after beating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties in the tournament third-place play-off on Saturday night. Captain and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams once again...

SA bow out of FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers

10 February 2024 - The South African U17 Women’s National Team was eliminated from the 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers by Ethiopia on Saturday afternoon at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. This after their home leg ended in a goalless draw. Ethiopia progress to...

Broos proud of Bafana Bafana

9 February 2024 - Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is brimming with pride after his charges reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire this week for the first time in 24 years. A 10-man South African senior men's team bravely gave...

Modiko urges Bantwana to keep dreams alive

9 February 2024 - The South African U17 Women’s National Team Head Coach Nthabeleng 'Dunga" Modiko believes that the junior women's national team can also add pride to the South African flag and inspire the nation when they face Ethiopia U17 tomorrow afternoon at the...

Brave Bafana go down to Nigeria in dramatic AFCON semi-final

7 February 2024 - A 10-man Bafana Bafana bravely gave their all during a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria before eventually losing 2-4 on penalties in Côte d'Ivoire. Coach Hugo Broos' valiant charges had fought very hard to force the match...

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Banyana arrive in Tanzania ahead of crunch Olympic qualifier 

Banyana arrive in Tanzania ahead of crunch Olympic qualifier 

20 February 2024 - Banyana Banyana arrived in Tanzania on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the crunch Third Round Olympic qualifier against the East African country on Friday (23 February 2024). With all eyes set on the Paris Olympic Games later this year, there will be a...

SAFA sets the record straight on player bonuses

SAFA sets the record straight on player bonuses

16 February 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has noted with concern reports claiming that Bafana Bafana may not be paid their bonuses after finishing third at the recent Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d'Ivoire. We wish to confirm that a...

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SAFA sets the record straight on player bonuses

SAFA sets the record straight on player bonuses

16 February 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has noted with concern reports claiming that Bafana Bafana may not be paid their bonuses after finishing third at the recent Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d'Ivoire. We wish to confirm that a...

AFCON bronze medalists Bafana arrive home in pomp and ceremony

AFCON bronze medalists Bafana arrive home in pomp and ceremony

14 February 2024 - Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) bronze medalists Bafana Bafana returned home to a thunderous welcome at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday morning after making the country proud in Côte d'Ivoire   during the recently concluded continental...

Bafana walk away with the bronze medal at AFCON

Bafana walk away with the bronze medal at AFCON

11 February 2024 - Bafana Bafana walked away with the bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d'Ivoire after beating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties in the tournament third-place play-off on Saturday night. Captain and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams once again...

NATIONAL WOMEN >>

Banyana arrive in Tanzania ahead of crunch Olympic qualifier 

Banyana arrive in Tanzania ahead of crunch Olympic qualifier 

20 February 2024 - Banyana Banyana arrived in Tanzania on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the crunch Third Round Olympic qualifier against the East African country on Friday (23 February 2024). With all eyes set on the Paris Olympic Games later this year, there will be a...

 COACHING EDUCATION >>

SAFA hosts National Teams Coaching Methodology workshop

SAFA hosts National Teams Coaching Methodology workshop

26 January 2024 – The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) Technical Department has wrapped up  a two-day coaching methodology workshop for its junior national teams. Coaches who have been assigned to the four junior men’s national teams gathered from 25 – 26...

SAFA Coach Education activity calendar 2024

SAFA Coach Education activity calendar 2024

15 January 2024 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) Coach Education department has released course dates for 2024. https://www.safa.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Coach-Education-Activity-Calendar-2024.pdf

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MYSAFA player self-registration quickly becoming the standard

MYSAFA player self-registration quickly becoming the standard

24 January 2024 - In a milestone for African football, tech-savvy SAFA clubs are embracing a new software feature to streamline the player registration process.  With the Hollywoodbets Men's Regional League window open through mid-February, clubs are discovering the...

MYSAFA proves an effective weapon against age cheating

MYSAFA proves an effective weapon against age cheating

24 April 2023 - Age cheating has become a widespread problem in African football with rogue schools, clubs and even parents sometimes complicit in forging players’ ages in order to gain an advantage on the pitch. SAFA's commitment to fighting cheating via digital...

SAFA Celebrates 1,25M Registrations Milestone on MYSAFA by Inqaku

SAFA Celebrates 1,25M Registrations Milestone on MYSAFA by Inqaku

19 April 2023 – Inqaku, a sports technology company based in Gqeberha, and the South African Football Association (SAFA) are proud to announce that MYSAFA has surpassed a significant milestone of 1,25M player registrations, cementing its position as the most...

 SAFA eCup >>

Mzansi qualifies for the FIFAe Nations Cup 2023

Mzansi qualifies for the FIFAe Nations Cup 2023

25 May 2023 – The weekend of the 20th and 21st of May brought with it the final hurdle ahead of the FIFAe Nations Cup 2023 finals set to take place in-person at a yet unconfirmed location later this year.  SAFA Gaming’s FIFA 23 team comprised of Kaylan Moodley,...

Zaid April crowned as the SAFA eCup 2023 champion

Zaid April crowned as the SAFA eCup 2023 champion

28 March 2023 – The SAFA eCup finished with a bang as Zaid April was crowned champion on FIFA23 in Johannesburg on Saturday. The competition is part of the global FIFAe Nations Series 2023 where FIFA member associations select their national teams to qualify to the...

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