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Coaches graduate with CAF A Diploma  

7 June 2024 - SAFA House on Friday hosted the closing ceremony for the CAF A Diploma Coaching Course. The coaches started the course from last November 2023 culminating in the graduation ceremony this week. The 25 candidates were honoured during a colourful ceremony...

Bafana fully focused on Super Eagles showdown

6 June 2024 - Traversing the African continent is not for the faint-hearted and Bafana Bafana have had one of their longest trips to Nigeria, spanning more than 30 hours until eventually arriving at their hotel on Thursday morning. Coach Hugo Broos' charges arrived in...

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Mkhalele announces preliminary Bafana squad for COSAFA Cup

Mkhalele announces preliminary Bafana squad for COSAFA Cup

14 June 2024 – Coach Helman Mkhalele has announced an enlarged 51-member preliminary South African men's squad for this year's edition of the regional COSAFA Cup. This year's tournament will be held from 26 June - 7 July 2024. Mkhalele will announce the final...

SAFA hosts successful NEC Meeting in Bloemfontein

SAFA hosts successful NEC Meeting in Bloemfontein

13 June 2024 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) held a very successful Extraordinary NEC Meeting in Bloemfontein, Free State, this week. As always, the members of the NEC discussed several matters robustly at a venue that was just a walking distance from...

Classy Bafana beat Zimbabwe at a boisterous Free State Stadium

Classy Bafana beat Zimbabwe at a boisterous Free State Stadium

11 June 2024 - Bafana Bafana rewarded the thousands of fans who descended on Free State Stadium with a top-class performance as they beat Zimbabwe 3-1 in a pulsating 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. Coach Hugo Broos' charges signaled their intentions...

NATIONAL MEN >>

Mkhalele announces preliminary Bafana squad for COSAFA Cup

Mkhalele announces preliminary Bafana squad for COSAFA Cup

14 June 2024 – Coach Helman Mkhalele has announced an enlarged 51-member preliminary South African men's squad for this year's edition of the regional COSAFA Cup. This year's tournament will be held from 26 June - 7 July 2024. Mkhalele will announce the final...

Classy Bafana beat Zimbabwe at a boisterous Free State Stadium

Classy Bafana beat Zimbabwe at a boisterous Free State Stadium

11 June 2024 - Bafana Bafana rewarded the thousands of fans who descended on Free State Stadium with a top-class performance as they beat Zimbabwe 3-1 in a pulsating 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. Coach Hugo Broos' charges signaled their intentions...

NATIONAL WOMEN >>

Banyana to stick to their identity against Les Teranga Lionesses

Banyana to stick to their identity against Les Teranga Lionesses

3 June 2024 – Banyana Banyana are determined to stick to their style of play when they take on Senegal in the second international friendly match in Thies on Tuesday, 4 June 2024. The Sasol sponsored South African senior women’s national team played to a 1-1 draw in...

Motau reflects on draw against Senegal

Motau reflects on draw against Senegal

2 June 2024 – Amogelang Motau has made a steady rise up the ranks and has played for South Africa from junior level, and she even captained the U17 Women’s National Team during the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup. Motau has been part of the Banyana Banyana set-up on...

 COACHING EDUCATION >>

Coaches graduate with CAF A Diploma  

Coaches graduate with CAF A Diploma  

7 June 2024 - SAFA House on Friday hosted the closing ceremony for the CAF A Diploma Coaching Course. The coaches started the course from last November 2023 culminating in the graduation ceremony this week. The 25 candidates were honoured during a colourful ceremony...

SAFA –CAF B License Coaching Course in KwaZulu Natal

SAFA –CAF B License Coaching Course in KwaZulu Natal

4 June 2024 - The SAFA Coaching Education will be conducting a SAFA/ CAF B License Coaching Course hosted by SAFA Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. Applications are now open, click on the link below to view details and requirements...

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MYSAFA player self-registration pricing update

MYSAFA player self-registration pricing update

27 March 2024 — The release of Inqaku’s player self-registration service marked a pivotal moment for club administrators, streamlining the cumbersome process of electronic player registration.  Effective immediately, clubs will only be charged the standard league...

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...

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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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